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SABIN, CHARLES J.

 

Born: 6-6-1904  Danby NY                                        married: Daisy Page

Died: 4-1-1966                                                            obit: Wyoming Conference 1988, 390

 

1931    admitted on trial

1934    ordained deacon

1936    ordained elder

 

Interment: Knox Cemetery, Ouaquaga NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1966, 259

 

1925-26           West Danby

1930-35           Auburn

1935-39           West Exeter – Schuyler Lake

1939-65           Harpursville – Ouaquaga

1965                retired

 

Note: Charles J. Sabin is a great-nephew of Edward N. Sabin.

 


 

SABIN, EDWARD N.

 

Born: 9-3-1843  Ithaca NY                                         married: Ella A. Patmore

Died: 1-27-1914  Ithaca NY                                       obit: [b. c1853]

 

1875    local preacher’s license

1876    admitted on trial

1879    ordained deacon

1880    ordained elder

 

Interment: Fair View Cemetery, Ithaca NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1914, 104

 

1876-78           Litchfield

1878-80           North Barton

1880-82           Speedsville

1883-84           Camptown

1884-86           Mehoopany

1886-89           Marathon and Killawog

1889-91           Mount Upton

1891-98           on leave

1898-99           North Sanford

1899-00           Courtdale

1900-03           Chenango Forks

1903-07           Spencer

1907-11           on leave

                            Lockwood

1911                retired

 

Note: Edward N. Sabin is a great-uncle to Charles J. Sabin.  A biographical sketch of Edward N. Sabin appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 392.

 


 

SACKETT, CHARLES H.

 

Born: 9-26-1856  Plymouth NY                                 married: Arabella Crandall

Died: 4-24-1918  Bainbridge NY                               obit: Wyoming Conference 1946, 456

 

1879    local preacher’s license

1882    admitted on trial

1884    ordained deacon

1887    ordained elder

 

Interment: Bainbridge NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1919, 130

 

1880-82           Pleasant Valley [Avoca]

1882-85           Lehman

1885-88           Carverton

1888-90           Meshoppen

1890-91           Newark Valley

1891-93           Mount Upton

1893-97           Schenevus

1897-01           Bainbridge

1901-04           Plains

1904-96           Waverly PA

1906-10           Peckville

1910-11           Forest City

1911                retired

                            1915-17  Forest City

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Charles H. Sackett appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 392.

 


 

SAFFORD, JOHN DWIGHT

                                  

Born: 9-14-1817  Brooklyn PA                                  married: Arminta Blackman
Died: 19-11-1852  Ransom PA                                  obit: Wyoming Conference 1915, 98

 

1842    exhorter’s license

1843    local preacher’s license

1844    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

1846    ordained deacon, Oneida Conference

1848    ordained elder, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: Westside Association Cemetery, Brooklyn PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1853, 22

 

1844-45           Providence

1845-47           Lackawaxen

1847-48           Newport

1848-49           Northmoreland

1840-50           Bethany and Mount pleasant

1850-52           Beach Pond

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852                Newton

 

Note:  A brief biography of John D. Safford appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 241.

 


 

SALIN, ARTHUR HAROLD

 

Born: 7-29-1900  Manhattan NY                               married: Elizabeth Tomlinson

Died: 8-30-1996  Kingston PA                                   obit: Wyoming Conference 1984, 214

                                                                                    married2: Bergithe Waldemar Knight

1928    admitted on trial, New Jersey Conference     obit2: Wyoming Conference 2001, 200

 

1929    ordained deacon, New Jersey Conference

?          ordained elder

 

Interment: Mountain View Cemetery, Exeter PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1997, 364

 

1930                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1930-35           New Berlin

1935-37           Thompson

1937-40           Wilkes-Barre Derr Memorial

1940-42           Jermyn

1942-43           Binghamton Ogden

1943-46           chaplain, US Army

1946-47           student

1947-52           Scranton Embury

1952-60           Waverly NY

1960-73           West Pittston

1973                retired

 

Note: The second Mrs. Salin (nee Waldemar) was the widow of a Mr. Lamar Knight.


 

SAMUEL, SUNDAR R.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Deborah

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          ordained, American Baptist Convention

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2003-10           Cooperstown

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference

 

Note: Sundar A. Samuel served in the Wyoming Conference as an ordained member of the American Baptist Church.


 

SAMUELS, HENRY EARL

 

Born: 5-25-1892  Williamstown PA                           married: Gertrude Meixell

Died: 9-22-1975  Allentown PA                                obit: [c1893 – 1/?/1989]

 

1918    license, Philadelphia Conference

1923    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

 

1918-19           student, Dickinson College

1818-20           student, Moody Bible Institute

1920-23           Landenberg

1923                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference

1923-24           West Nicholson

1924                “transfer” to the Evangelical Congregational Church

1924-27           Locust Dale

1927-30           Kinderhook

1930-32           Adamstown

1932-36           Richland – Newmanstown

1936-44           Wiconisco

1944-52           Weissport

1952-53           Rothsville

1953-66           Weissport

1966                retired

 

Note: Henry E. Samuels is the father of three ordained pastors: H. Robert Samuels and Charles Samuels (1928-2015) of the Evangelical Congregational Church, and seminary professor Joel L. Samuels.


 

SANFORD, DAVID A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1880    admitted on trial

1882    ordained deacon

1884    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1880-83           Paupack

1883-85           Carverton and Orange

1885-88           Lake Como

1888-90           Wanamie

1890-93           on leave

1893                expelled, page 40

 

Note: This is not the David Augustus Sanford (1850-1923) of the Protestant Episcopal Church who was a noted missionary to American Indians beginning in 1893.


 

SANFORD, LUMAN ELLSWORTH

 

Born: 5-10-1863  Winwood PA                                 married: Elizabeth Jane Dix

Died: 1-11-1944  Montrose PA                                  obit: Wyoming Conference 1947, 731

 

1886    local preacher’s license, Lake Como

1891    ordained deacon

1893    admitted ontrial

1896    ordained elder

 

Interment: Shehawken Cemetery #1, Wayne County PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1944, 850

 

1890-93           student, Drew Theological Seminary.

                            1891-94  New Dover NJ

1893-96           Mountain Top

1896-99           Ariel

1899-07           Nicholson

1907-11           Thompson

1911-17           Tunkhannock

1917-24           Endicott First

1924-26           Montrose

1926                retired

                            1927-29  Bainbridge

 

Note: Luman E. Sanford is a great-nephew of Luman Andrew Sanford (1807-1883) of the Rock River Conference and a nephew of Isaac Sanford (1815-1908) of the New York East Conference.  He is the author, under the pseudonym Kirk Parson, of the railroad story On the Mountain Division and the story A Fast Game.   A biographical sketch of Luman E. Sanford appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 393.

 


 

SANTEE, ELIJAH L.

 

Born: 8-6-1848  Fairmount PA                                   married: Georgiana Atherton

Died: 12-12-1934  Scranton PA                                 obit: Wyoming Conference 1888, 91

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Florence A. (Harrison) Rood

1873    exhorter’s                                                        obit2: Wyoming Conference 1925, 151

1876    admitted on trial

1878    ordained deacon

1880    ordained elder

 

Interment: North Chinchilla Cemetery, Chinchilla PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1935, 634

 

1879-79           Taylorville

1879-82           Wilkes-Barre Parrish Street

1882-83           Dallas and Trucksville

1883-86           Parsons

1886-87           Avoca

1887-90           Wilkes-Barre Parrish Street

1890-92           Montrose

1892-93           New Milford

1893-95           Scranton Cedar Avenue

1895-99           Lackawanna

1899-03           West Nanticoke

1903-04           Taylor

1904-05           Scranton St. Paul’s

1905-06           Scranton Nay Aug

1906-08           Noxen

1908-11           Avoca

1911-12           Courtdale

1912                retired

 

Note: Elijah L. Santee is a (half) brother to Joseph B. Santee.  The second Mrs. Santee (nee Harrison) was previously married to a Mr. William B. Rood.  A biographical sketch of Elijah L. Santee appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 394.

 


 

SANTEE, JOSEPH BALLIET

 

Born: 12-30-1842  Luzerne County PA                     married: Celestia E. Compton

Died: 3-6-1922  St. Cloud FL                                    obit: Wyoming Conference 1908, 129

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Nancy Mason (Parker) Bass

1870    admitted on trial                                             obit2: 1922. 131

 

Interment: Oak Lawn Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1922, 120

 

1869-70           Campville

1870-72           Hornbrook

1872-73           Barton

1873-75           Vestal

1875-76           Lehman

1876-79           North Abington

1879-80           Preston

1880-82           South New Berlin NY

1882-83           Edmeston

1883-85           Springville

1885-87           Northmoreland

1887-90           Wyalusing

1890-92           Meshoppen

1892-93           on leave

1893-94           Le Raysville

1894-95           Whitney's Point

1895                retired

 

Note: Joseph B. Santee is a (half) brother to Elijah L. Santee.  A biographical sketch of Joseph B/ Santee appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 296.  The second Mrs. Santee (nee Parker) was previously married to William A. Wadsworth of the Wyoming Conference and a Mr. William W. Bass.

 


 

SANTELLA, RICHARD A.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Doris

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1984    admitted on trial, Troy Conference

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1984-91           Speculator (beginning 9/16/1984

1991                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1991-94           Morgan

1994                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1994-99           Lehman

1999-02           Deposit

2002-06           Binghamton High Street

2006                retired

    2010  charter member of Upper New York Conference

 


 

SANTOMEN, JOSEPH A. JR.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Betsy _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1961    ordained local elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1960-61           associate, Scranton Elm Park

1961                transfer to North-East Ohio Conference

1961-67           East Canton

1967-70           Greentown

1970                transfer to East Ohio Conference by boundary change

1970-79           Greentown

1979-86           Poland

1986-96           Strongsville

1996                retired

 


 

SANTOS, HARRIET L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1981    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference: recommended by Lehman

1982    ordained deacon

1985    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1980-84           Huntsville

1984-87           Huntsville – associate, Shavertown

1987-96           associate, Shavertown

1996-01           Ashley

2001                retired

                            2001-09  Pittston – Old Forge

    2010        transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 


 

SARGENT, NORMAN VINCENT

 

Born: 2-22-1889  Emporia KS                                    married: Grace _____

Died: 1958                                                                  obit: [1896 – 1977]

 

?          admitted on trial, New Jersey Conference

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment: Glenwood Cemetery, West Long Branch NJ

Obit:

 

1935                transfer to Wyoming Conference (10/1/1935)

1936                transfer to New Jersey Conference (2/1/1936)

 

Note: It is unclear what position N.V. Sargent filled during his 4 months as a member of the Wyoming Conference – but by coincidence R.D. Coward transferred from the New Jersey Conference (Collingswood Embury) to the Wyoming Conference (Plains) on 2/1/1936.  Following the death of N.V. Sargent, Mrs. Sargent married a Mr. Wilson.           


 

SARGENT, RUSSELL EDWIN

 

Born: 6-3-1919                                                            married: Nancy Borgese

Died:                                                                           obit: [4/17/1926 – 10/20/2012]

 

1943    admitted on trial, Minnesota Conference

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment: [Cairo Cemetery, Cairo NY – tombstone in place, apparently not yet deceased as of 2015]

Obit:

 

1943-48           student

                             1943-45  Newark Roseville Avenue, Newark Conference

                             1945-46  Bayville, New York East Conference

                             1946-48  Rockaway Valley, Newark Conference

1948-54           missionary to Chile

1954                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1954-55           Chenango Forks

1955                transfer to Central America Provisional Conference, Costa Rica

 

Note: Mrs. Sargent is a sister to Nina Borgese Eldridge, wife of Rev. Richard Eldridge of the Baptist Church.


 

SARTELL, CHARLES WESLEY

                                  

Born: 1849                                                                  married:
Died: 2-6-1875  Ararat PA                                         obit:

 

1871    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1873    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Thompson PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1875, 40

 

1871-72           Union Center

1872-73           on leave for health reasons

1873-74           Oregon

1874-75           Lehman

 

Note:  A brief biography of Charles W. Sartell appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 241.

 


 

SARTORIO, ANTONIO

 

Born: 1-9-1893                                                            married: Fillamino di Taranto

Died: 7-10-1958                                                          obit:

 

1915    admitted on trial, New York Conference

1916    ordained local deacon, Newark Conference

?          ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: New York East Conference 1959, 1389

 

1915-16           Dobb’s Ferry

1916                transfer to New York East Conference

1916-17           Corona

1917                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1917-20           Scranton Italian Mission

1920                transfer to New York East Conference

 

 

Note: Antonio [a.k.a. Anthony] Sartorio is the father of Paul L. Sartorio (1921-1992) of the New York Conference.


 

SAVACOOL, HARRY MARTIN

 

Born: 1-26-1902  Stillwater NJ                                   married: Bethel Edmonds

Died: 6-19-1973  Binghamton NY                             obit: Wyoming Conference 1966, 262

 

1923    admitted on trial

1925    ordained deacon

1926    ordained elder

 

Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Owego NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1974, 289

 

1923-26           Mehoopany

1926-32           Camptown

1932-36           Whitney Point – Willett

1936-42           Trucksville

1942-68           Owego

1968                retired

 


 

SAVIGE, GEORGE RALPH

 

Born: 1-12-1887  Harford PA                                    married: Mae Jewel Witman

Died: 1-8-1980  Pittston PA                                       obit: Wyoming Conference 1965, 253

                                                                                    married2: Hazel Ford

1909    license, Wyoming Conference                        obit2: Wyoming Conference 1969, 259

1910    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference        married3: Pearl Averette

1912    ordained deacon                                             obit3: Wyoming Conference 1984, 215

1914    ordained elder

 

Interment: Harford PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1980, 309

 

1909-10           Eatonville

1910-14           Lisle

1914                transfer to Central New York Conference

1914-15           Clockville

1915                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1915-19           Berkshire

1919-20           Binghamton Fairview

1920-24           Sayre

1924-25           Endicott First

1925-30           Scranton Providence

1930-38           Peckville

1938-43           Binghamton High Street

1943-48           superintendent, Oneonta District

1948-51           Wilkes-Barre Firwood

1951                retired



 

SAVO, ULDERICO

 

Born: 11-7-1889                                                          married: Esther A. Reese

Died:                                                                           obit: Northern New York Conference 1969, 888

 

1920    admitted on trial, Newark Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Northern New York Conference 1970, 850

 

1920-25           Patterson Prospect Street Italian [Church of the Savior]

1925                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1925-28           Scranton Elm Park Italian

1928                transfer to Newark Conference


 

SAXE, BARBARA A.A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1995    license, recommended by Wilkes-Barre Firwood

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1990-93           assistant, Forty Fort

1993-01           Newport

2001                retired

                            2001-02  Alderson – Evans Falls (beginning 12/1/2001)

                            2001-03  Wilkes-Barre Abbott (ending 9/15/2002)

                            2003-04  Maple Grove (beginning 10/1/2003)

                            2005-10  West Nanticoke First

    2010       transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Barbara A.A. Saxe is married to Larry H. Saxe.  She served as a local preacher.


 

SAXE, LARRY HARTFORD

 

Born: 1-16-1934  Kingston PA                                   married: Barbara A.A. Walters

Died: 10-26-1988                                                        obit:

 

1961    admitted on trial

1961    ordained deacon

1963    ordained elder

 

Interment: Scott Cemetery, Waterton PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1989, 370

 

1961-63           Fairdale

1963-66           Wircester

1966-68           Newton

1968-72           Centermoreland

1972-74           Plymouth

1974-85           Ashley

1985-88           Wilkes-Barre Firwood

 

Note: Larry H. Saxe is married to Barbara A.A. Saxe.



 

SAXTON, HAROLD JAY

 

Born: 11-2-1902  Middlefield NT                              married: Iva McRorie

Died: 2-19-1988                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1999, 344

 

1964    ordained local elder

 

Interment: Westville Cemetery, Westville NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1988, 390

 

1964-69           Edmeston

1969-73           Cooperstown

197                  retired

 

Note: Harold J. Saxton is a cousin to Herbert B. Bowen.  He served as a lay pastor and was in the grocery business before entering the ministry.


 

SCHAFF, CLYDE A.

 

Born: 1905                                                                  married: Alice Rooke

Died: 1-5-1982                                                            obit:

                                                                                    married2: Charlotte Bertha DeLorey

1930    admitted on trial                                             obit2: Wyoming Conference 2008, 187

1933    ordained deacon

1935    ordained elder

 

Interment: Fairview Memorial Park, Moscow PA

Obit: Southern New Jersey Conference 1983, 243

 

1930                Preston ((part year)

1930-32           Schuyler Lake

1932-34           Davenport Center

1934-37           Kirkwppd

1937-43           Lake Ariel

1943-46           Taylor

1946-53           executive secretary, Conference Board of Education

1953                transfer to New Jersey Conference

 

Note: Alice Rooke Schaff is the author of The Golden Road, a radio sketch copyrighted in 1933.


 

SCHAFFER, RICHARD THOMAS

 

Born:                                                                           married: Susan _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1977    admitted on trial

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1974-76           Kirkwood

1976-81           student

                            1976-78  Pond Eddy, Northern New Jersey Conference

                            1978-81  Clifford

1981-86           Candor

1986-87           Windsor (ending 11/15/1987)

1987-90           disability leave (beginning 11/15/1987)

1990-97           chaplain. Elizabeth Church Manor

1997                “transfer” to United Church of Christ (10/20/1997)

 


 

SCHALK, DONALD JOSEPH.

 

Born: 1-8-1931  Scranton PA                                     married: Della Ann _____

Died:                                                                           obit: [1935 - ]

 

1959    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1961    ordained deacon

1963    ordained elder

 

Interment: [stone prepared at Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Vestal NY]

Obit:

 

1958-62           Lake Come (beginning 10/1958)

1962-64           Lake Como

1964-67           Gouldsboro

1967-74           Carverton

1974-82           Luzerne

1982-84           Scranton Providence

1984-90           Whitney Point

1990-96           Vestal Center

1996                retired

                            1996-99  Nanticoke NY (beginning 11/17/1996)

    2010        charter member of Upper New York Conference

 


 

SCHELL, MARVIN KEPLEY

 

Born: 11-12-1910  Lebanon PA                                 married: Winifred Rebecca Albert

Died: 11-12-1983                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1977, 243

 

1931    admitted on trial, East Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church

1935    ordained elder, East Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1984, 216

 

1935-41           Pottstown Baltzell Memorial

1941-43           district secretary, PA YMCA

1943-45           Uniondale, Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Church

1945                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Church

1945-57           Scranton Providence

1957-66           Moscow

1966-73           Binghamton Centenary

1973-76           Warren Center

1976                retired



 

SCHENK, WILLIAM THEODORE

 

Born: 11-15-1876  Braman PA                                   married: Myrtle Iona Taylor

Died: 11-28-1938                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1911, 109

                                                                                    married2: Mary Evelyn Allen

1909    admitted on trial                                             obit2: 1989, 371

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment: Lookout PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1939, 585

 

1909-12           Pleasant Mount

1912-13           Nicholson

1913-16           Lake Como

1916-17           Wallsville

1917-23           Cherry Ridge – White Mills – Lackawaxen

1923-28           Carley Brook

1928-30           Hamlin

1930-33           Damascus

1933-36           Flemingville

1936-39           Choconut Center

 

Note: W.T. Schenck taught school for 12 years before entering the ministry.


 

SCHMOYER, WOODROW G.

 

Born: 2-24-1930  Allentown PA                                married: Phyllis M. Roth

Died: 9-6-1986  Allentown PA                                  obit:

 

1964    license, New York Conference

1969    ordained local elder, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1987, 322

 

1964-65           Voluntown CT

1965-68           Groton CT

1968                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1968-72           New Milford

1972-74           Luzerne

1974-77           Courtdale

1977-81           Bethany

1981-82           Scranton Providence

1982                honorable location



 

SCHOFIELD, JAMES

                                  

Born: 7-30-1840  Mosley, England                                        married: Sarah Jane Skelding
Died: 8-4-1899  Camptown PA                                              obit: [5/17/1853 – 12/19/1904]

 

1873    local preacher’s license, Connecticut

1883    admitted on trial, St. John’s River Conference [Florida]

1885    ordained deacon, St. John’s River Conference

1888    ordained elder, St. John’s River Conference

 

Interment: Camptown Cemetery, Camptown PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1900, 110

 

                        Lebanon CT

                        New Bedford CT

1883-86           Orange City

1886-90           Windsor

1890-95           Lake Como [FL]

1895-96           Fruitland Park

1896                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1896-99           Mehoopany

1899                Camptown

 

Note:  A brief biography of James Schofield appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 243.


 

SCHOLFIELD, ABRAHAM

                                  

Born: 6-10-1859  Littleboro, England                        married: Della A. Randall
Died: 9-2-1897  Springville PA                                  obit: Wyoming Conference 1943, 618

 

?          license, Congregational Church

 

Interment: Lynn PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1898, 95

 

                        Congregational Church in Wisconsin

1889                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1889-90           Paupack

1890-92           Triangle

1892-93           Askam

1893-95           Rush

1895-97           Springville

 

Note:  Abraham Scholfield is a brother to Congregational pastor John Scholfield.  A brief biography of Abraham Scholfield [erroneously given as Schofield] appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 242.



 

SCHOONMAKER, ANTHONY HASBROUCK

 

Born: 1-12-1821  Fallsburg NY                                  married: Nancy D. Brown [2/4/1841]

Died: 5-15-1895                                                          obit:

 

1848    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

1852    ordained deacon

1857    ordained elder

 

Interment: Sugar Grove IL

Obit: Rock River Conference 1895, 78

 

1847-48           Callicoon mission, New York Conference

                        Abington

                        Carmon

                        Northmoreland

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-53           Northmoreland (1st part); Pittston (2nd part)

1853-54           Mehoopany

1854-56           Scranton and Hyde Park

1856-57           New Troy

1857-58           Brooklyn

1858-60           Plymouth

1860-61           Providence

1861-63           Tunkhannock

1863-64           chaplain, U.S. Army (1st part); Montrose (2nd part)

1864-65           Montrose

1865                located

1865                Fulton, Rock River Conference

1865                “transfer” to Rock River Conference

1866-67           Sterling

                        Winnebago

                        Lighthouse

                        New Milford

                        Cherry Valley

                        Marengo

                        Franklin Grove

                        Coleta

                        Ashton

                        Kaneville

                        Steward

1890-93           agent, American Bible Society

1893                retired

 

Note: Anthony H. Schoonmaker is the subject of the 1992 book Let Me Go Where the Saints Are Going: An Historical Sketch of Rev. Anthony Hasbrouck Schoonmaker; his origin, life, and some of his descendants by Richard A Everett.

 


 

SCHUMACHER, EDWIN C.

 

Born: 9-11-1924  Jersey City NJ                                married: Beryl Champlin

Died: 9-12-2004                                                          obit: [1932 - ]

 

1950    license

1953    admitted on trial

1955    ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment: Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Vestal NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2005, 203

 

1950-51           Campville (beginning 4/16/1950)

1951-54           Campville – Barton

1954-62           Union Center – Whittemore Hill

1962-64           Union Center

1964-82           executive director, Wyoming Conference Children’s Home

1982-88           Hawleyton

1988-91           Factoryville

1991                retired

 


 

SCHUSTER, CHARLES T.

 

Born: 8-15-1908  Carbondale PA                               married: Ella Margaret Edwards

Died: 10-5-1976                                                          obit: [? - 1969]

 

1956    license

1971    ordained local deacon

 

Interment: Canaan Corners Cemetery, Waymart PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1977, 239

 

1956-67           Plymouth NY

1967                not appointed

 

Note: Charles T. Schuster served as a local preacher.


 

SCHUSTER, RICHARD H.

 

Born: 4-7-1929  Dickson City PA                              married: Phyllis M. Williams

Died: 10-23-2001                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 2009, 239

 

1963    license

1972    admitted on trial

ordained deacon

ordained elder

 

Interment: Nichols Cemetery, Nichols NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2002, 215

 

1963-65           Pleasnat Mount (beginning 1/2/1963)

1965-73           Mehoopany

1973-81           Sayre

1981-91           Ogden – Hillcrest

1991                retired

                            1992-96  Halsey Valley – Barton

                            1996-98  Litchfield – Barton

                            1998-01  Litchfield

 


 

SCHWARTZ, ANTHONY  P.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2007    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2007-08           Forest City (beginning 5/16/2007)

2008-10           Chinchilla

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Anthony P. Schwartz served as a local preacher.


 

SCOTT, ORANGE W.

 

Born: 10-15-1842  Newbury VT                                            married: Lucy J. Jameson

Died: 12-6-1909  Fitchburg MA                                             obit: New England Conference 1920, 123

 

1867    admitted on trial, Maine Conference

 

Interment: Springfield Cemetery, Springfield MA

Obit: New England Conference 1910, 130

 

1867-68           York

1868-70           South Berwick

1870                transfer to  New Hampshire Conference

1870-73           Haverhill MA

1873-75           New Market

1875-77           Dover First

1878-79           Concord First

1879                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1879-81           Kingston

1881-84           West Pittston

1884-86           Binghamton Centenary

1886                transfer to New England Southern

 

Note: A sister of Orange Scott, Anna W. Scott, is the wife of Silas Everand Quimby (1837-1913) of the New Hampshire Conference.  A sister of Mrs. Scott, Emma Janette Jameson, is the wife of Nathan C. Alger (1847-1925) of the New York Conference. 


 

SCOTT, ROY CLYDE

 

Born: 4-12-1889  Fontanelle IA                                 married: Luella M. Morgan

Died: 12-25-1969                                                        obit: Iowa Conference 1992, 139

 

1917    admitted on trial

1917    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon IA

Obit: Iowa Conference 1970, 339

 

1917-18           Campville

1918                “transfer” to Michigan Conference

 

Note: R.C. Scott reportedly served pastorates in the Wyoming, Detroit, Upper-Iowa and North-Iowa Conferences.


 

SCOUTEN, OLIVER BURTISS

 

Born: 11-24-1879  West Crescent NY                       married: Ida Livingston

Died: 6-23-1959                                                          obit: Troy Conference 1963, 1061

 

1928    ordained local elder, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Malta Ridge Cemetery, Malta Ridge NY

Obit: Troy Conference 1960, 213

 

                        North Hampton and Osborn Bridge, Troy Conference

                        transfer’ to Wyoming Conference

1927-29           South Canaan

1929-30           Lake Como

                        transfer” to Troy Conference

                        East Oittstown

                        Grafton and West Grafton

Gallupville and Malta Ridge

 

Note: O.B. Scouten is reported to have served as a lay pastor in “several conferences”


 

SEBRING, EDWARD FRANKLIN

 

Born: 9-18-1926  Gouldsboro PA                              married: Gladys C. Kurtz

Died: 1-21-2002                                                          obit:

 

1961    license

1968    admitted on trial

1969    ordained elder

 

Interment: Fairview Memorial Park, Moscow PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2002, 216

 

1962-66           Gibson

1966-68           Pleasant Mount

1968-75           Lake Ariel

1975-76           Noxen

1976-92           disability leave

1992                retired

 


 

SECHRIST, RICHARD GRANT

 

Born: c1904                                                                married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1933    admitted on trial

1935    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1933-36           Greene

1936-39           Otego

1939-42           Apalachin – Little Meadows

1942-43           Nicholson

1943-46           chaplain, U.S. Army

1946                withdrew

 

Note: R. Grant Sechrist reportedly lived in Chemung NY in 1925 and in Binghamton NY in 1933.


 

SEELEY, WILBUR SMITH

 

Born: 9-10-1911  Philadelphia PA                              married: Susan Elaine Addy

Died: 3-25-2002  Johnson City NY                            obit: Wyoming Conference 1976, 230

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Doris E. Kopyar

1943    ordained elder, New York Conference          obit2: Wyoming Conference 2002, 216

                        of the Evangelical Church

 

Interment: Ivy Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2002, 216

 

1943-48           Dunkirk and Laona

1948-49           Rochester First

1949-53           West Valley

1953-61           Olean First and Nile First

1961-62           Olean First

1962-68           Binghamton Emmanuel

1968                transfer to Wyoming Conference of the United Methodist Church

1968-70           Binghamton Emmanuel

1970-74           Conference Program Director

1974-77           Binghamton Emmanuel

1977                retired

 

Note: The second Mrs. Seeley was the widow of a Mr. Steven Kopyar.


 

SELIX, VIRGIL WAYNE

 

Born: 4-5-1912  Woodlake MN                                  married: Glennette Whipple

Died: 5-15-1994                                                          obit: [12/16/1911 – 12/16/1957]

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Ruth Velma Hutchinson Dengle

1940    license, South Dakota Conference                  obit2: Wyoming Conference 1985, 298

1969    ordained deacon, Wyoming Conference

1971    ordained elder, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1994, 335

 

1939-42           Doland-Frankfort, South Dakota Conference

1942-44           San Gabriel, Southern California Conference

1944-49           Spearfish, South Dakota Conference

1949-50           Mojave CA, UCC

1950-54           Nucla CO, UCC

1954-59           student, Pacific School of Religion

1959-68           Idaho, UCC

1968                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference of the United Methodist Church

1968-69           Lake Como

1969-70           Gouldsboro

1970-74           Kirkwood

1974-77           Bethany

1977                retired

                            1977-81       Greenville CA, California Conference

 

Note: The second Mrs. Selix (nee Hutchinson) was the widow of a Mr. Jack Dengle.

 


 

SELLARS, FRED M.

 

Born: 10-7-1894  Western Bay, Newfoundland        married: Jean Baird Clark

Died: 6-10-1946  Staten Island NY                           obit: Wyoming Conference 1979, 257

 

1914    admitted on trial, Newfoundland Conference

1926    ordained elder, United Church of Canada

 

Interment: “cemetery on Victory Boulevard,” Staten Island NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1947, 723

 

1921-24           Moretown VT

1924-26           Federated Church, Waitsfield VT

1929-33           Spencer, Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1933                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference

1933-38           Shavertown

1938-46           Community Church [Immanuel Union Church], Staten Island NY

 

Note: Fred M. Sellars is the father of Rev. Alastair Sellars of the Congregational Church.  This surname is often reported (including most of the Wyoming Conference journal references)

 

 as SELLERS.


 

SERVISS, JOSEPH LEWIS

 

Born: 6-5-1877  Brooklyn NY                                    married: Emma R. Schmeidel

Died: after 1940                                                          obit:

 

1903    admitted on trial

?          ordained deacon

1908    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1903-04           Davenport

1904-05           North Norwich

1905-08           student, Drew Theological Seminary

1908                located, page 84

                        living in Rockville Centre, Nassau County NY

                       

Note: Joseph L. Serviss appears to have been connected with Knickerbocker ME Church in Brooklyn and what is now St. Mark’s UMC in Rockville Centre, although not under appointment.  A biographical sketch of Joseph L. Serviss appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 393.

 


 

SEVERSON, GEORGE A.

                                  

Born: 7-10-1818  Guilderland NY                             married: Helen Hogan
Died: 9-16-1894  Binghamton NY                             obit: Wyoming Conference 1905, 119

 

1856    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1858    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1895, 83

 

1856-57           Choconut Center

1857-59           Osborne Hollow

1859-61           Harpursville

1861-62           Castle Creek

1862-63           Great Bend and New Milford

1863-64           located

                             1863-64  Page Brook

1864-67           Gibson

1867-69           Sterling

1869-72           Moscow

1972-75           Dunmore

1875-78           Waverly PA

1878-80           North Fenton

1880-82           Otego

1882-84           Sidney Plains

1884-87           Windsor

1887                retired

 

Note:  George Severson is the father of Oscar L. Severson.  A brief biography of George Severson appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 244.

 


 

SEVERSON, OSCAR L.

 

Born: 1-22-1845  Guilderland NY                 married: Ellen Sanders

Died: 10-13-1924  Scranton PA                     obit: Wyoming Conference 1933, 169

 

1875    exhorter’s license. Moscow

1876    local preacher’s license

1876    admitted on trial

?          ordained

 

Interment: Dunmore Cemetery, Dunmore PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1925, 137

 

1876-79           Wilkes-Barre Parrish Street

1879-82           Smyrna

1882-85           Great Bend

1885-88           Binghamton High Street

1888-92           Factoryville

1892-94           Sayre

1894-99           Plymouth PA

1899-07           West Pittston

1907-10           Scranton Simpson

1910-16           superintendent, Oneonta District

1916-18           Peckville

1918                retired

 

Note:  Oscar L. Severson is the son of George Severson.  A biographical sketch of Oscar Severson appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 400.


 

SEWARD, CHARLES HALBERTON

 

Born: 1-2-1871  Orange PA                                        married: Florence Elrose Graham

Died: 8-4-1944                                                            obit: Northwest Iowa Conference 1940, 99

 

1891    exhorter’s license, Carverton-Orange

1901    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: Northwest Iowa Conference 1944, 107

 

1893-95           Gouldsboro

1895-96           Sugar Notch

1896                Wilkes-Barre Sherman Street (Welsh) Mission (ending July 1896)

1896-97           Wilkes-Barre Bennett Chapel (July 1896 to September 1897)

1897-01           student, Wesleyan University in Middletown CT

                            1898-09 Colchester CT

1901-02           assistant, Wilkes-Barre Franklin Street

1902-04           Choconut Center

1904                transfer to Northwest Iowa Conference, page 71

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Charles H. Seward appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 391.

 


 

SEYMOUR, WILLIAM J.

 

Born: 4-7-18765 v Succasunna NJ                             married: Etta Maria Jay

Died: 6-9-1929                                                            obit: Wyoming Conference 1964, 244

 

1904    exhorter’s license

1908    admitted on trial

1910    ordained deacon

1912    ordained elder

 

Interment: Shady Lane Cemetery, Jermyn PA

Obit: Wyoming conference 1930, 351

 

1908-10           Clifford

1910-14           Beach Lake

1914-17           Pleasant Mount

1917-18           Waverly PA

1918-19           Wallsville

1919-20           Damascus

1920-24           Throop

1924-26           Wilkes-Barre St. Andrew’s

1925-29           on leave

1929                retired


 

SHAFFER, JOHN F.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Donna

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2004    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2004-05           Evans Falls (beginning 8/1/2004)

2005-09           Lemon

2009-10           Lemon – West Nicholson

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: John F. Shaffer served as a local preacher.

 


 

SHAMBORA, MICHAEL

 

Born:                                                                           married: Kimberly

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          license, Christian & Missionary Alliance Church

1991    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

                        Christian & Missionary Alliance Church

1983                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference

1983-90           Lehman (beginning 10/23/1983)

1990-93           Newton

1993-93           Newton – Ransom

1994-06           Wyoming

2006-10           Duryea

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 


 

SHAO-WEN, LI

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1895                transfer to North China Conference

 

Note: There is no prior reference to Li Shao-Wen in any Wyoming Conference context.  In 1889 he is listed in the Foochow Conference as a deacon, but he is otherwise unknown.


 

SHAW, BENJAMIN H.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Kathy

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1996    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1996-97           Brookville (beginning 10/1/1996 and ending 10/12/1997)

1998-09           North Afton (beginning 11/15/1998)

2009-10           (not appointed)

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference

 

Note: Benjamin H. Shaw served as a local preacher.

 


 

SHAW, DAVID STANLEY

 

Born: 5-26-1876  Wallaceburg Ontario                      married: Callie C. Idle

Died: 6-18-1930                                                          obit: Philadelphia Conference 1943, 683

 

1900    admitted on trial, Detroit Conference

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment: Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron MI

Obit: Philadelphia Conference 1931, 717

 

1900-01           Detroit Oakland Avenue

1901-03           Bellville

1903-04           assistant, Detroit Central

1904-07           Monroe

1907-08           Detroit Burns Avenue

1908-10           Tecumseh

1910-12           Hudson

1912-15           Sault Ste. Marie

1915-21           Port Huron

1921                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1921-28           Binghamton Tabernacle

1928                transfer to Philadelphia Conference

1928-30           Philadelphia Calvary

 

Note: The preferred designation is D. Stanley Shaw.  Mrs. Shaw is the daughter of Dunning Idle of the Toronto Conference of the Methodist Church of Canada.  She is incorrectly identified in her Philadelphia Conference obituary as Carrie C. Shaw.

 


 

SHAW, McKENDREE

 

Born: 9-8-1837  Norwich NY                                     married: Sarah M. Tinker

Died: 5-11-1917                                                          obit: Central New York Conference 1921, 133

 

1857    exhorter’s license, Earlville

1858    local preacher’s license

1866    ordained local deacon

1867    admitted on trial

1871    ordained elder

 

Interment: Rural Cemetery, Phoenix NY

Obit: Central New York Conference 1917, 139

 

1861-66           soldier

1866-68           Preston

1868-69           South New Berlin (left in mid-year to attend seminary)

1869-70           student, Drew Theological Seminary

                            1869-70  Green Village NJ

1870-72           Mount Upton

1872-74           McDonough

1874                transfer to Central New York Conference

1874-75           Clockville

1875-76           Morrisville

1876-79           Euclid

1879-82           Phoenix

1882-84           Trumansburg

1884-87           Horseheads

1887-90           Marcellus

1890-92           Chittenango

                        Tulley

                        Phelps

                        Port Gibson

                        Williamson

                        Liverpool

                        Milo Center

1909-10           on leave

1910                retired

 


 

SHAW, WILLIAM MARION

 

Born: 1-26-1848  Lemon PA                                      married: Harriet L. Shales

Died: 8-29-1920                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1927, 129

 

1887    admitted on trial

1889    ordained deacon

1891    ordained elder

 

Interment: Stark Cemetery, East Lemon PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 121, 107

 

1887-90           Randolph

1890-91           Laurens and Oneonta Plains

1891-94           Plymouth NY

1894-97           Pleasant Mount

1897-01           East Worcester

1901-02           Kirkwood

1902-04           North Fenton

1904-06           Union Center

1906-09           Auburn

1909-11           Heart Lake

1911                retired to Binghamton NY, attended Chenango Street

                            1913-14  Castle Creek (beginning 7/1913, after the death of C.D. Kellum)

 

Note: A biographical sketch of William M. Shaw appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 397.



 

SHAWGER, GEORGE WILLIAM

 

Born: 11-24-1926  East Stroudsburg PA                    married: Marylin Simes

Died: 11-1-1988                                                          obit:

 

1978    local pastor’s license

 

Interment: Arlington Hills Cemetery, Scranton PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1989, 372

 

1974-79           Montdale (beginning 8/1/1974)

 

Note: George W. Shawger suffered a massive heart attack on 12/6/1979 and eventually lapsed into a coma until he died in 1988.


 

SHAY, JOHN A.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Susan _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1982-83           Gibson

 

Note: John A. Shay served as a local pastor while attending Drew Theological Seminary.  He works as a Christian therapist in Purling NY.


 

SHEEHAN, ROBERT HENRY

 

Born: 3-22-1914  Forkston PA                                   married: Clarissa Treat

Died: 11-3-1992  Pittston PA                                     obit: Wyoming Conference 2004, 216

 

1939    license, Wyoming Conference

1947    admitted on trial, recommended by Littlestown of the Central Pennsylvania Conference

1947    ordained deacon, Central Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Lakeville Cemetery, Hawley PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1993, 354

 

1940-42           student, Brothers College at Drew University in Madison NJ

                             1941-42  Thornhurst

1942-44           student, West Virginia Wesleyan in Buckhannon WV

                             1942-44  Volga circuit

1944-47           student, Westminster Theological Seminary in Westminster MD

                             1944-45  Hustontown

                             1945-47  Littlestown

1947-49           Conyngham

1949                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1949-55           Wyalusing

1955-58           Cooperstown

1958-64           Endicott St. Paul’s

1964-70           Dallas

1970-74           Tunkhannock

1974-76           Vestal Calvary (ending 12/1/76)

1976-77           sabbatical (beginning 12/1/76)

1977-79           Vestal Calvary

1979                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Sheehan is the daughter of Stephen Treat.


 

SHELLAND, JAMES C.

 

Born: 1-13-1845                                                          married: Annie Dorothy Trickey

Died: 9-14-1935                                                          obit: Northern Minnesota Conference 1897, 123

                                                                                    Married2: Julia Ellen Bulkley

1870    admitted on trial                                             obit2: [4/21/1845 – 1/31/1935]

1872    ordained deacon

1874    ordained elder

 

Interment: Oakland Cemetery, Hutchinson MN

Obit:

 

1870-71           Westville

1871-73           Morris

1873-75           Sidney Plains

1875-76           Hartwick

1876-78           Carbondale

1878-80           New Berlin

1880-83           Wyoming

1883-86           missionary to Dakota

    1883-84  Alexandria

    1884-86  DeSmet and Norland

1886                “transfer” to [South] Dakota Conference

1886-87           Gary and Canby

1887-89           Vermillion

1889-90           Millbank

1890-92           Aberdeen

1892-94           superintendent of Indian Schools, Sisseton Agency

1894                transfer to Minnesota Northern Conference

1894-95           Hutchinson Vineyard

1895-96           Montevideo and Rosewood

1896-97           Ortonville and Pleasant Valley

1897-98           Minneapolis Thirteenth Avenue

1898-00           Ortonville and Pleasant Valley

1900-01           Montevideo and Rosewood

1901-02           Minneapolis Western Avenue

1902-03           Granite Falls

1903-04           conference evangelist

1904                retired

                            1904-05  conference evangelist

                            1909        withdrew

?                      transfer” to Congregational Church

1904-07           Morris

1907-14           Minneapolis [Hopkins] Mizpah


 

SHELP, WILLIAM M.

                                  

Born: 12-18-1827  Jessup PA                                     married: Patience Robinson
Died: 4-29-1882  Luzerne County PA                       obit: [6/26/1826 – 10/28/1869]

                                                                                    married2: Eliza P. Parks

1851    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference                        obit2: [1843 - ?]

1853    ordained deacon

1856    ordained elder

 

Interment: Fairhill Cemetery, Fairhill PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1883, 51

 

1851-52           Brooklyn

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-54           Thompson

1854-56           Dundaff and Glenwood

1856-58           Madison mission

1858-60           Sanford

1860-62           Beach Pond

1862-64           Dundaff

1864-66           located to pursue M.D. degree in medicine

1866-68           Fairdale

1868-70           Rush mission

1870-72           Rome

1872-75           Mehoopany

1875-78           Northmoreland

1878-81           Newton

1881-82           Lehman

1882                retired

 

Note:  A brief biography of William Shelp appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 245.

 


 

SHEPARD, CHARLES DARIUS

 

Born: 11-2-1832  Little Falls NY                               married: Adaline C. Hunt

Died: 11-26-1910  Springville PA                              obit: [d. 1871]

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Mary Guile Brown

                                                                                    obit2: Wyoming Conference 1903, 114

1855    exhorter’s license, Black River Conference   

1855    local preacher’s license, Little Falls. Black River Conference

1862    ordained local deacon, Black River Conference

1867    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: Whitney Point NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1911, 105

 

1856                Naperville IL

1856-58           student, Garrett Biblical Institute

1858-66           secular work

1866-67           Lowell

1867-68           Brookfield

1868-69           Preston

1869                transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

1869-70           New Berlin NY

1870-72           Harpursville

1872-74           Windsor

1874-76           North Fenton

1876-78           Whitney's Point

1878-80           Vestal

1880-83           Maine

1883-85           North Barton

1885-88           Flemingville

1888-92           Springville

1892-93           Afton

1893-96           Sidney Center

1896-99           Davenport Center

1899-01           Castle Creek

1901-04           Lisle

1904-06           Kirkwood

1906                retired

 

Note: Charles D. Shepard is the father of Edmund L. Shepard (1863-1936) of the Northern New York Conference and a nephew of Black River Conference pastors Hiram Shepard (1804-1862) and Gideon Shepard (1800-1876).  The first husband of Mary (nee Guile) Shepard is reported to have been a Mr. Edwin Ruthven Brown born in Delaware County NY.  A biographical sketch of Charles D. Shepard appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 395.

 


 

SHEPARD, DAVID ADKINS

                                  

Born: 6-22-1802  Augusta NY                                   married: Laura Bartholomew [1823]
Died: 10-8-1876  Washington DC                              obit: [1904 – 9/15/1824]

                                                                                    married2: Maria Robie [1828]

1820    exhorter’s license                                            obit2: Wyoming Conference 1888,93

1822    local preacher’s license

1824    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1826    ordained deacon

1828    ordained elder

 

Interment: Congressional Cemetery, Washington DC
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1877, 30

 

1824-25           Steuben

1825-26           Herkimer

1826-28           Wyalusing

1828-29           Owego

1829                charter member of Oneida Conference

1829-30           Owego

1830-32           Berkshire

1832-34           Binghamton

1834-35           Ithaca

1835-36           Utica

1836-40           superintendent, Chenango District

1840-44           superintendent, Cayuga District

1844-46           Wilkes-Barre

1846-47           Utica

1847-50           superintendent, Susquehanna District

1850-52           superintendent, Wyoming District

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-54           superintendent, Wyoming District

1854-56           Binghamton Henry Street

1856-57           on leave

1857-59           Waverly and Factoryville

1859-61           Carbondale

1861-62           Hawley

1862-63           superintendent, Owego District

1863-64           Owego

1864-65           chaplain. Auburn prison

1865-68           Union

1868-69           Scranton Hyde Park

1869-73           chaplain, Auburn prison

1873                retired

 

Note:  Mrs. Shepard is the daughter of John Edward Robie (1811-1972) of the Western New York Conference.  A brief biography of David A. Shepard appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 246.

 


 

SHERMAN, IRA E.

 

Born: 2-1-1914                                                            married:

Died: 10-1-2004                                                          obit:

 

1937    admitted on trial

1938    ordained deacon

1940    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Florida Conference 2005,?

 

1937-37           student

1838-41           Springville

1941-43           Marathon – Killawog

1943-46           chaplain, US Army

1946-47           student           

1947                transfer to Rock River Conference

                        missionary to Argentina and Cuba for 24½ years

1974                transfer to Florida Conference

1974-76           Opa Locka

1976                retired

 


 

SHERMAN, LEONA S.

 

Born: 1900                                                                  married: Earl Sherman

Died: 1-7-1977 Cortland NY                                     obit:

 

1923    license

1930    ordained local deacon

1932    ordained local elder

 

Interment: Virgil Cemetery, Virgil NY

Obit: Central New York Conference 1977, 231

 

1928-32           Lisle – Triangle

1958                “transfer” to Central New York Conference

1958-65           Virgil

1965                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Leona Sherman served as a local preacher.  She was a graduate of Binghamton Bible School.


 

SHIELDS, SUSAN D.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2006    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2006-10           Harpursville

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference

 

Note: Susan D. Shields served as a local preacher.

 


 

SHILLABEER, HARRY JAMES

 

Born: 8-15-1927  Wilkes-Barre PA                            married: Phyllis Baldrica

Died: 6-23-1996                                                          obit:

 

1959    license, Baptist Church

1962    ordained, Baptist Church

 

 

Interment: Oak Lawn Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1997, 365

 

1959                begins ministry in the American Baptist Church       

Wilkes-Barre PA Meade Street         

                        Paulsboro NJ Taylor Memorial

                        Brewster NY

1972                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference of the United Methodist Church

1972-74           Mount Vision

1974-77           New Berlin NY

1977-85           Athens

1985-93           Trucksville

1993                retired

                            1993-96  assistant, Mountaintop

 

Note: The conference obituary erroneously gives the birth year as 1926.


 

SHIPMAN, ISAAC NEWTON

 

Born: 8-9-1849  Brockville, Canada               married: Julia E. Cocks

Died: 6-16-1920  Montrose PA                      obit: Wyoming Conference 1913, 120

 

1878    local preacher’s license

1882    ordained local deacon

1883    admitted on trial

1887    ordained elder

 

Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1921, 108

 

1878-82           student, Drew Theological Seminary

1882-83           Spencer

1883-86           Speedsville

1884-87           Lackawanna

1887-91           Sherburne

1891-95           Hawley

1895-98           Montrose

1898-01           Binghamton Chenango Street

1901-03           Susquehanna

1903-06           Oxford

1906-07           Whitney Point – Lisle

1907-12           on leave

1912                retired to Montrose

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Isaac N. Shipman appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 397.

 


 

SHOEMAKER, E.E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1890    Castle Creek (summer)

 

Note: E.E. Shoemaker may be local pastor E. Shumaker living in Dalton.  See the 1890 journal page 55 and the 1891 journal, page 15.  This also may be Rev. E.E. Shoemaker of the Congregational Church in Massachusetts, who was known to visit in the area.

 


 

SHUMWAY, THURSTON CARTER

 

Born: 1-12-1918  Wyalusing PA                                married: Marguerite Rhodes Hibbard

Died:                                                                           obit: [10/18/1924 – 7/24/2015]

 

1964    license

1968    ordained local deacon

1970    ordained local elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1966-68           Thompson

1968-70           Sanitaria Springs

1970-77           Harpursville

1977-85           Plains

1985                retired

                            1986-87  Dunmore (beginning 2/1987)

                            1987-88  Moscow (beginning 11/1987)

                            1991-92  Scranton Myrtle Street (beginning 1/1/1992)

    2010       transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Thurston C. Shumway served as a local preacher.

 


 

SHYNA, MICHAEL CHARLES JR..

 

Born: 7-10-1929  Wilkes-Barre PA                            married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1953    admitted on trial

1954    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst PA [projected]

Obit:

 

1953-54           student

1954-58           Gibson

1958-64           Beach Lake

1964-69           Dalton

1969-82           Milford

1982-85           Tunkhannock

1985                withdrew 4/12/1985


 

SIBLEY, EDGAR

 

Born: 2-1-1824  Sand Lake NY                                 married: Rachel L. Everets

Died: 2-3-1910  Binghamton NY                               obit: [d. c1860]

                                                                                    married2: Nancy M. Stephens

1849    exhorter’s license, Lebanon                            obit2: Wyoming Conference 1912, 135

1852    local preacher’s license, Osborne Hollow

1854    admitted on trial

1857    ordained deacon

1859    ordained elder

 

Interment: Glenwood Cemetery, Binghamton NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1910, 128

 

1854-55           Nichols

1855-56           South Danby

1856-57           Shepherd's Creek

1857-58           Wyalusing

1858-60           Little Meadows

1860-62           Windham

1862-64           Vestal

1864-66           Castle Creek

1866-68           Maine

1868-69           Kirkwood

1869-71           North Fenton

1871-73           Broome

1873-75           Hawleyton

1875-77           Caroline

1877-79           Danby

1879-80           Rome

1880                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Edgar Sibley appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 403.  The maiden name of Mrs. Sibley is also given as Stevens.

 


 

SICHER, AUSTIN CLAY

 

Born: 1904                                                                  married: Ruth Estella Williams

Died: 8-9-1982                                                            obit: [1912-1958]

 

Interment: Methodist Church Cemetery, Milwaukee PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1983, 250

 

1950-54           Gibson

1954-62           Newton

1962-64           Gouldsboro

1964                retired

 

Note: A. Clay Sicher is the father of David P. Sicher.  He served as a local preacher.


 

SICHER, DAVID PHILLIP

 

Born: 1-4-1936  Kingston PA                                     married: Lois Ethel Scott

Died: 8-7-2003                                                            obit:

                                                                                    married2: Barbara Ann Tierno

Interment: Methodist Cemetery, Milwaukee PA       obit2:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2004, 217                       married3: Edith Ann (McClain) O’Connell

                                                                                    obit3:

1959-60           Hop Bottom

1960-74           withdrew

1974-80           Daleville

1980-81           Duryea

1981-84           Bethany

 

Note: David P. Sicher is the son of A. Clay Sicher.  He served as a local preacher and worked for the gas industry 1960-74 and after 1984.


 

SIEBOLD, EDWARD ALLEN

 

Born: 7-20-1946  Malden MA                                    married: Judith Eloise Johnson

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1969    admitted on trial< Central New York Conference

1969    ordained deacon, Central New York Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1969-71           student

1971-73           Lanesboro

1973-75           Skinners Eddy

1975-78           associate, Endicott Central

1978-79           Lake Ariel

1979-85           Kirkwood

1985-92           associate, Endwell

1992-95           associate, Vestal

1995-00           Greene

2000-02           Clarks Green

2002-07           Lansingburgh (Troy Conference)

2007                transfer to Troy Conference (4/1/2007)

2007-10           Lansingburgh Cornerstone Community Church

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference

2010-               Lansingburgh Cornerstone Community Church

 

Note: E. Allen Siebold is married to Judith Siebold.  Mrs. Siebold is the daughter of G. Louis Johnson.



 

SIEBOLD, JUDITH

 

Born: 11-16-1947  Worcester MA                              married: E. Allen Siebold

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1970    admitted on trial, Central New York Conference

1970    ordained deacon, Central New York Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1971                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1971-75           student

                            1971-73  McClure

1975-78           associate, Endicott Central

1978-79           Peckville

1979-82           Westover

1982-87           director, Christian Alternative School

1987-89           student, Syracuse University

1989-91           associate, Owego

1991-93           Endicott St. Paul’s – Campville

1993-95           associate, Binghamton Tabernacle

1995-96           student, Colgate-Rochester Divinity School

1996-00           Marathon

2000-02           Moscow

2002-04           Greenwich Centenary (Troy Conference)

2004-07           Waterford (Troy Conference)

2007                transfer to Troy Conference (4/1/2007)

2007-08           Waterford

2008-10           Rotterdam

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference

2010-11           Rotterdam

2011-               Ravena Grace

 

Note: Judith Siebold is the daughter of G. Louis Johnson.  She is married to E. Allen Siebold.  Sometime after leaving the Wyoming Conference she chose to identify as Judith Johnson-Siebold.



 

SIGNOR, WATSON B.

 

Born: 10-?-1877  Hamden NY                                   married: Jessie A. Smith

Died:                                                                           obit: [d. 9/8/1953]

 

1904    admitted on trial

1906    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1900-03           Arlington

1903-07           Thornhurst

1907-11           Bethany

1911-12           Orson

1912                expelled [1912, 80]

 

Note: The Citizen of Honesdale for 3/27/1912 reports: “On the evening of July 10, Watson B. Signor, with his wife and son, Duane, came to Scranton, ostensibly to attend an outing of the preachers and their families the next day. Leaving his family with friends, he came to the central city, and since that time none of his friends have been able to locate him. Many clues have been followed but all efforts to find him thus far have been fruitless.” [The 1920 census records show Mrs. Signor and Duane boarding with a Grant and May Christman of Union NY]  


 

SILSBEE, WILLIAM

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

                                                                                   

1845    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference                       

1847    “ordained” deacon [previously ordained while a local preacher]

1849    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1845-46           Chenango

1846-47           Spencer

1847-49           Lisle

1849-51           Union

1851-52           Speeedsville

1852                charter member Wyoming Conference

1852-53           Speedsville

1853-55           Orwell

1855-57           Castle Creek

1857-58           Great Bend and New Milford

1858-59           Broome

1859-61           Osborne Hollow

1861-62           Lisle and Whitney’s Point

1862-63           Cherry Ridge

1863                retired

    1864  expelled, page 8

 

Note: No specifications, or even indications that there was any discussion, are given for the expulsion.  This William Silsbee is not to be confused with the contemporary Harvard graduate Rev. William Silsbee (1813-1890) of the Unitarian Church.  William Silsbee may have served as a supply pastor as early as 1840.

 


 

SILVERNAIL, ESTUS ANDREW

 

Born: 10-21-1877  Pitcher NY                                   married: Mary Lovina Steward

Died: 2-28-1948  Palmyra PA                                    obit: Wyoming Conference 1929, 135

                                                                                    married2: Viola Wolf

1921    admitted on trial                                             obit2: Wyoming Conference 1996, 332

1923    ordained deacon

1926    ordained elder

 

Interment: South Plymouth NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1948, 1007

 

1920-21           Ouaquaga

1921-23           East Worcester

1923-25           Mount Upton

1925-26           Cherry Ridge – Lakeville

1926-29           Jackson

1929-30           Sterling

1930-33           Harpursville

1933-37           Carley Brook

1937-39           Clifford

1939-40           Lakeville

1940                retired


 

SIMMONS, CLARENCE A.

 

Born: 1-28-1916  Rockland ME                                 married: Christina Krapf

Died: 10-29-1975  New York NY                              obit: [d. 1967]

                                                                                    married2: Betty Jacobs

1934    commissioned [ordained], Salvation Army    obit2:

 

Interment: Achorn Cemetery, Rockland ME

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1976, 222

 

1934-72           Salvation Army, mostly in Men’s Social Services

1972                retired

                             1973-75  Damascus, Wyoming Conference of the United Methodist Church

 

Note: Betty Simmons was also commissioned [ordained] in the Salvation Army and assisted at Damascus – actually finishing the 1974-75 conference year when Clarence’s health failed.


 

SIMMONS, EDWIN ARTHUR

 

Born: 10-8-1938  Bainbridge NY                               married: Susan Thrusher

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1965    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1965    ordained deacon

1967    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1965-67           Lakeville

1967-70           Montdale

1970-71           Scranton Court Street

1971-73           Lake Winola

1973-78           Mehoopany (ending 9/1986)

1978-86           Dallas (starting 9/1986)

1989                retired

                            1989-90  Beaver Meadows (ending 8/31/1990)

                            1991-92  South Auburn

                            1992-98  Auburn

                            1998-01  Lemon

                            2001-05  Lemon – West Nicholson (ending 3/1/2005)

 


 

SIMONIN, MARY JEAN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2000    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

2003    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2000-03           Maple Grove

2003-07           Center Moreland

2007-10           Apalachin

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference

 


 

SIMPKINS, SAMUEL C.

 

Born: 9-18-1854  Atlantic City NJ                             married: Mary E. Jackson

Died: 12-29-1910  Hawley PA                                   obit: Wyoming Conference 1912, 138

 

1882    local preacher’s license, New Jersey Conference

1888    admitted on trial

1890    ordained deacon

1892    ordained elder

 

Interment: Honesdale PA, at least temporarily

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1911, 107

 

1888-90           Canaan

1890-95           Moscow

1895-00           Peckville

1900-07           Hawley

1907-08           Mount Upton

1908-09           Morris

1909                on leave

 

Note: Samuel C. Simpkins is the son of Isaac Simpkins, reportedly a pastor in the New Jersey Conference.   A biographical sketch of Samuel C. Simpkins appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 397.

 


 

SIMPSON, WILLIAM GLENN

 

Born: 11-4-1850  Inverary, Scotland                          married: Anna Moore

Died: 4-23-1918  Scranton PA                                   obit: Wyoming Conference 1940, 823

 

1875    admitted on trial, Rocky Mountain Conference

?          ordained

 

Interment: Dunmore Cemetery, Dunmore PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1919, 141

 

1875-76           Silver City ID

1876                charter member of Columbia River Conference

1876-77           Silver City ID

1877-79           Boise City

1879-81           Walla Walla

1880                transfer to Oregon Conference

1880-82           East Portland

1881                transfer to Nevada Conference

1881-84           Virginia City

1883                transfer to Oregon Conference

1883-85           Eugene City

1885-86           Ashland

1886                transfer to Columbia River Conference

1886-90           The Dalles

1890-91           student, Drew Theological Seminary

1891                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1891-94           Oxford

1894-95           Binghamton High Street

1895-99           West Pittston

1899-02           Scranton Asbury

1902-08           Athen

1908-10           Ashley

1910-15           Jermyn

1915-17           Hawley

1917-18           Waymart (ending 4/23/1918)

 

Note: A biographical sketch of William G. Simpson appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 399.

 


 

SINGER, EDGAR BENTON

 

Born: 1-25-1866  White Haven PA                            married: Anna E. Fletcher

Died: 12-5-1938  Nicholson PA                                 obit: Wyoming Conference 1960, 263

 

1887    local preacher’s license, Schloyersville: Central Pennsylvania Conference

1897    admitted on trial

1897    ordained deacon

1901    ordained elder

 

Interment: Sidney Center NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1939, 588

 

1888-92           student, Wyoming Seminary

                            Glen Lyon (1 year, 3 months)

                            West Nanticoke (9 months)

1892-97           Wesleyan University

                            Supply preacher

1897-98           Noxen

1898-01           Middlefield

1901-03           assistant, Scranton Elm Park, Scranton

1903-04           Great Bend

1904-05           Endicott

1905-08           Lehman

1908-11           Candor

1911-13           Sherburne

1913-15           Mount Upton

1915-17           Windsor

1917-21           Alderson

1921-22           Carverton

1922-27           Wanamie

1927-29           Foster – Brooklyn

1929-33           Scranton St. Paul’s

1933-34           Old Forge

1934-36           Lanesboro

1936                retired

 

Note: Edgar B. Singer is the father of Edgar F. Singer and the grandfather of Philip B. Singer.  A biographical sketch of Edgar B. Singer appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 401.

 


 

SINGER, EDGAR FLETCHER

 

Born: 10-9-1908  Binghamton NY                             married: Elneda Potter

Died: 5-27-2001  Vestal NY                                      obit: Wyoming Conference 2007, 181

 

1932    admitted on trial

1933    ordained deaco

1934    ordained elder

 

Interment: Nicholson Cemetery, Nicholson PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2001, 201

 

1933-34           Clifford

1934-36           associate, Christ Church at Wesleyan University

1936-37           Lake Ariel

1937-40           Nicholson

1940-43           Scranton Providence

1943-45           Honesdale

1945-61           Forty Fort

1961-66           Endicott First

1966-72           Endwell

1972-78           superintendent, Wilkes-Barre District

1978                retired

                            1979-80  Cooperstown (2/79 to 6/15/80)

                            1980-81  Mountaintop Christ (ending 1/1/81)

                            1981       Hawley (1/2/81 to 6/30/81)

                            1981-82  Clifford

                            1982-87  Nanticoke NY

                            1987-88  Windsor (9/27/87 to 6/26/88)

                            1988       Waverly (10/9/88 to 11/6/88)

                            1988       Cooperstown 11/27/88 to 12/11/88)

                            1989       Greene (1/15/89 to 6/25/89)

                            1989       Susquehanna (ending 9/30/89)

 

Note: Edgar F. Singer is the son of Edgar B. Singer and the father of Philip B. Singer.


 

SINGER, PHILIP BENTON

 

Born: 1-8-1946  Scranton PA                                     married: Beverly Snape

Died: 8-26-2001  Vestal NY                                      obit:

 

1976    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Nicholson Cemetery, Nicholson PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2002, 217

 

1976-77           associate, Criminal Justice Project

1977-80           North Fenton (beginning 8/77 and ending 1/80)

1980-01           chaplain, Broome County Council of Churches

2001                incapacity leave

 

Note: Philip B. Singer is the son of Edgar F. Singer and the grandson of Edgar B. Singer.  Before entering the ministry he had taught school and worked for the American Bar Association.  For the last several years, he had been serving as a part-time associate pastor at Binghamton Tabernacle UMC.

 


 

SIVERS, DOUGLAS L.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Joanne _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1968    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

1968    ordained deacon

1972    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1968-70           student, Wesley Theological Seminary

1970-71           Flintstone

1971-74           associate, Cumberland Center Street

1974-76           Urbana

1976                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1976-78           Old Forge Stewart Memorial – First (ending 12/1978)

1978-81           Beach Lake (beginning 12/1978)

1981-89           Apalachin

1989-93           Vestal Calvary

1993-98           chaplain, Children’s Home

1998-00           director of clinical services, Children’s Home

2000-03           North Fenton

2003                retired

                            2005-06  Loyalville (beginning 1/15/2006)

    2010        transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 


 

SIVERS, DOUGLAS R.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Teressa _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2006-08           director of emerging ministries, Hawley

 

Note: Douglas R. Sivers served as a local preacher.



 

SIVERS, TERESSA M.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Douglas R. Sivers

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2001    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

2005    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2001-07           Lakeville

2008-10           Oneonta First

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference

 


 

SKEIRIK, ALBERT JOHN

 

Born: 8-3-1918  Marquette NE                                   married: Bettsey _____

Died: 3-7-2007  Brewster MA                                    obit:

 

1945    admitted on trial

1947    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1945-46           assistant, Binghamton Tabernacle

1948-48           student

1948-50           Guilford – Mt. Upton

1950-51           Mt. Upton

1951-54           student

1954                “transfer” to Congregational Church

1962                “transfer” to Unitarian Universalist Church

                        Sherborn MA First

                        Reading MA

                        Hollis NY

                        Middleboro MA First

1983                retired

 

Note: A. John Skeirik is the son of Habeeb John Skeirik.

 


 

SKEIRIK, HABEEB JOHN

 

Born: 7-14-1889  Elias Lebanon                                 married: Adma _____

Died: 6-28-1958                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1978, 235

 

1919    admitted on trial, Nebraska Conference

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment: United Syrian Cemetery, Andover MA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1978, 235

 

1919-25           student, Boston University School of Theology

                             Lowell MA

1925                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1925-27           Windham

1927-29           Kirkwood

1929-33           Tioga Center

1933-45           Binghamton Clinton Street

1945-50           Binghamton Plymouth

1950-54           Binghamton Plymouth – Vestal Center

1954-57           Choconut Center

1957                retired

 

Note: Habeeb John Skeirik is the father of A. John Skeirik.


 

SKELLET, WALTER WAYNE

 

Born: 10-22-1878  Scott Township PA                      married: Catherine E. Bodie

Died: 7-19-1954  Binghamton NY                             obit: [6/2/1882 – 6/26/1972]

 

1902    license, Free Will Baptist Church at Millport NY

1909    ordained elder, Central New York Conference

 

Interment: Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Vestal NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1955, 2066

 

1901-03           Tuscarora

1903-08           East Troy

1908                “transfer” to Central New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1908-09           Burdett and Reynoldsville

1909-11           Union Valley

1911-12           Rutland [Roseville]

1912                located

1912-43           [see below]

1943                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference

1943-51           Hale Eddy

1951                retired

 

Note: Walter W. Skellet is a brother to Rev. John D. Skellet of the Baptist Church.  He served in the Wyoming Conference as a supply pastor.  Between 1913 and 1943 he is said to have supplied pulpits in “Pennsylvania, new York, New Jersey, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Nebraska, and South Dakota” and also to have done “Mission Work among the mountain people of Virginia and the Indians of the West.”


 

SLAPINSKI, JAMES HAROLD

 

Born: 6-22-1928  Wilkes-Barre PA                            married: Josephine _____

Died: 5-14-2011  Mountain Top PA                           obit:

 

1964    admitted on trial

?          ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1954-57           Wallaceton, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1957-58           Skinners Eddy, Wyoming Conference

1958-63           Coventryville, Philadelphia Conference (ending 12/31/1962)

1963-64           Manor Hill (beginning 1/1/63)

1964-67           Burnham

1967-79           located

1979-80           Forest City, Wyoming Conference

1980                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1980-83           Forest City

1983-89           not appointed

1989-93           Plymouth/North Norwich/Preston (beginning 10/1/89)

1993                retired

                             1993-97  Luzerne  

                             2010       transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: James H. Slapinski is a brother to Dorothy Slapinski Kramer, wife of George C. Kramer.  He served as a local preacher.


 

SLOAN, WILLIAM HAROLD

 

Born: 1-1-1899  Elk City PA                                      married: Jane Baynham

Died: 12-23-1972                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1992,363

 

1926    admitted on trial, Erie Conference

1927    ordained deacon

1931    ordained elder

 

Interment: Palms Memorial Park, Homestead FL

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1973, 286

 

1924-26           student, Bucknell University

                            Eatonville, Wyoming Conference

                            Johnson City NY [Ranshaw], Wyoming Conference

1926-29           Lander

1929-32           student, Garrett Biblical Institute at Evanston IL

                            1929-30  Chicago IL Adriel

                            1930-32  Stoughton WI First

1932-35           Linesville

1935-38           Cambridge Springs

1938-44           Fredonia NY

1944-49           Dubois Old First

1949-50           Erie Simpson

1950                transfer to New Jersey Conference

1950-53           Asbury Park Ballard Memorial

1953-54           East Falls, Philadelphia Conference

1954                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1954-57           Scranton Myrtle Street

1957-60           Nanticoke

1960-64           Athens

1964                retired to Florida

                            associate, Homestead First

                            Sanibel Island Community

 

Note: William H. Sloan was a student at Dickinson College 1921-24 and reportedly served student appointments in the Central Pennsylvania Conference.

 


 

SLOTH, EILEEN J.

 

Born:                                                                           married: William Cornwell

Died:                                                                           obit:

                                                                                    married2: Sven Sloth [2008]

1990    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference        obit2:

1991    ordained deacon

1993    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1990-97           Peckville

1997-01           Fly Creek

2001-07           Oneonta Elm Park

2007-10           Deposit

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference

 


 

SMALL, KENNETH T.F.

 

Born:                                                                           married: DiAnn _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          license, Salvation Army

1983    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1985    ordained deacon

1988    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

                        Salvation Army

1982-83           Hartwick, Wyoming Conference of the United Methodist Church

1983                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference

1983-87           Hartwick (ending 7/31/1987)

1987-94           Binghamton Centenary (beginning 8/1/1987)

1994-01           Hawleyton and Conklin Forks

2005-07           Fairview

2007-10           Skinners Eddy

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 


 

SMALLEY, ALBERT LUCIUS.

Born: 7-23-1843  Malone NY                                     married: Mrs. Angeline Fannie Redway Briggs

Died: 6-9-1907  Buffalo NY                                      obit: [9/3/1825 – 3/8/1894]

 

1867    admitted on trial, Northern New York Conference

1869    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo NY

Obit:

 

1867-70           Warner’s

1870-72           Fayetteville

1872-75           Oswego East

1875-78           Malone Centenary

1878-79           Ogdensburg First

1879                transfer to Wyomig Conference

1879-83           Waverly NY

1883-84           Scranton Hyde Park

1884-86           Binghamton Main Street

1886                located

 

Note: Mrs. Smalley [nee Redway] was the widow of a Mr. James W. Briggs, who died in 1860, and married Albert in 1866.


 

SMITH, CHARLES

 

Born: 5-10-1849  Howard NY                                   married: Mary E. Johnson

Died: 1-23-1904  Redlands CA                                  obit: [d. 1/6/1889]

                                                                                    married2: Sarah F. Depew

1876    license, Baptist Church                                   obit2: [1863 – 1918]

 

Interment: Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands CA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1904, 105

 

1882                Baptist Church, Almond NY

1885-91           Baptist Church, Harrison Valley PA

1891                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1891-96           Choconut Center

1896-99           Binghamton Oak Street

1899-03           New Milford

1903                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Charles Smith appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 402.

 


 

SMITH, CHARLES C.

                                  

Born: 10-27-1828  New Berlin NY                                                married:
Died: 9-20-1860  Cherry Ridge PA                                               obit:

 

1858    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference; recommended by Binghamton Court Street

 

Interment: Darling Cemetery, Cherry Ridge PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1861, 26

 

1858-59           Moscow

1859-60           Cherry Ridge

 

Note:  A brief biography of Charles C. Smith appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 245.

 


 

SMITH, CHARLES WESLEY

 

Born: 1-29-1876  Baysville IN                                   married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1901    admitted on trial, Wilmington Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1899-02           East New Market MD

1902-04           Hillsboro MD

1904                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1904-05           Binghamton Fairview

1905-06           suspended for one year, page 78 9see also pages 22, 30, 50)

1906-07           Newton

1907-08           Worcester

1908                withdrew, page 85

 

Note: Charles W. Smith is the son of Irving J. Smith.  He was last (1923) known to be living in Chicago.

 


 

SMITH, DeLOSS STERLING

 

Born: 12-54-1910                                                        married:

Died: 7-2-1987                                                            obit:

 

1934    admitted on trial

1935    ordained deacon

1938    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: West Ohio Conference 1988, 355

 

1934-36           student

1936-38           Springville

1938-42           Camptown

1942-48           Pleasant Mount (ending 6/15/1947)

1947                transfer to Ohio Conference (see 1948, 884)


 

SMITH, ERASTUS SR.

                                  

Born: 9-16-1809 NY                                                   married: Clarissa E. Landon
Died: 2-27-1885  Normal IL                                       obit: Wyoming Conference 1890, 87

 

1832    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington IL
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1887, 67

 

1832-33           Bethany and Honesdale

1833-34           Pittston

1834035          Bridgewater

1836-37           Nichols

1837-39           Vestal

1839-41           Orwell

1841-43           Brooklyn

1843-44           Nichols

1844046          Barton

1846-49           Northmoreland

1848-49           Pittston

1849-50           on leave

     1849-50  Northmoreland

1850-52           Springville

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-54           Beach Pond

1854-56           Waymart

1856-58           Newport

1858                retired

                             supply, Rock River Conference

                             agent, American Bible Society

 

Note:  Erastus Smith is the father of Melville [“Melvin”] Cop Smith of the Central Illinois Conference (1835-1907), Erastus Herbert Smith (1842-1918) of the Nebraska Conference, and evangelists Elizabeth [“Libby”] Ann Smith (1837-1903) and Clarissa [“Casa”] Isabella Smith (1840-1914).  A brief biography of Erastus Smith appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 242.

 


 

SMITH, FRANK N.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Fannie Robbins

Died: before 1925                                                       obit: Wyoming Conference 1897, 91

 

1893    admitted on trial

1895   

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1891-93           West Nanticoke

1894-95           Askam

1895-97           Windsor

1897-98           Worcester

1898-99           Oakland

1899-00           Chenango Bridge

1900-01           on leave

1901                withdrew, to enter the Congregational ministry

1901-04           appears to be a Congregational minister without appointment

1904                Tintah MN

                       

He is no longer in Tintah in 1907 and appears to be living in Bozeman MT in 1905.

 

Note: Frank N. Smith is a brother to Howard D. Smith and to Alfred Smith (1852-1928) of the Wilmington Conference.  He attended Wyoming Seminary and was a student for one year (1892-93) at Drew Theological Seminary, whose 1905 alumni directory states he was from Templeville MD.


 

SMITH, HARRY EMERSON

 

Born: 11-16-1920  Idetown PA                                  married:

Died: 12-20-2000                                                        obit:

 

1942    license

1945    admitted on trial

1945    ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: California-Pacific Conference 2001, J-16

 

1945-47           Rome–Orwell

1947-48           student

1948-52           Union Center

1952-55           Chenango Bridge

1955-57           Plymouth

1957                transfer to California-Arizona Conference


 

SMITH, HARRY HADLEY JR.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1959    admitted on trial

1959    ordained deacon

1961    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1959-62           New Milford

1962                transfer to Missouri East Conference


 

SMITH, HOWARD DAY

 

Born: 3-31-1859  Willow Grove DE                          married: Eva Salman

Died: 11-3-1933  Clifton Springs NY                                    obit:

                                                                                    married2: Netta M. Litzenberger

1890    admitted on trial, Black Hills Mission Conf  obit2: Central New York Conference 1945,124

 

Interment: Ovid Union Cemetery, Ovid NY

Obit: Central New York Conference 1934, 525

 

1890-91           Hot Springs SD

1891                transfer to West Wisconsin Conference

1899                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1899-01           Lehman

1901-03           Brooklyn

1903-05           New Milford

1905-09           on leave

1909-12           Hawleyton & Franklin Forks

1912-14           Vestal

1914                transfer to Central New York, page 60

1914-15           Sheldrake

1915-17           Ovid

1917-21           on leave

1921-23           Ovid

1923-26           conference evangelist

1926-28           Manchester

1928                retired

                            1928-32  Fairville

 

Note: Howard D. Smith is a brother to Frank N. Smith and to Alfred Smith (1852-1928) of the Wilmington Conference.  A biographical sketch of Howard D. Smith appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 402.

 


 

SMITH, IRVING JOHN

 

Born: 4-24-1849  Liberty Falls NY                            married: Georgia I. Boyce

Died: 3-31-1923  Chicago IL                                     obit: Wyoming Conference 1934, 405

 

1872    local preacher’s license, Clinton IN

1874    admitted on trial, North Indiana Conference

1876    ordained deacon, North Indiana Conference

1878    ordained elder, North Indiana Conference

 

Interment: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Sidney NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1923, 137

 

1874-76           Raysville

1876-77           Williamsburg

1877-79           Larwill

1879-81           Silver Lake

1881-84           La Fountain

1884-87           Mexico

1887                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1887-89           Danby

1889-92           Berkshire

1892-93           Taylorville

1893-97           Wyalusing

1897-99           Nichols

1899-01           Slaterville

1901-04           Meshoppen

1904-05           Newton

1905-10           Afton

1910-13           Sidney Center

1913-15           New Berlin

1915-17           Wells Bridge

1917                retired

 

Note: Irving J. Smith is the father of Charles Wesley Smith.  A biographical sketch of Irving J. Smith appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 403.

 


 

SMITH, JAMES A.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Dreama _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1999-08           West Chenango and Choconut Center

2008-09           West Chenango

2009-10           West Chenango Abbot

 

Note: James A. Smith served as a supply preacher.

 


 

SMITH, JOHN RANDOLPH

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1899    admitted on trial, Rock River Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

1898-01           student, Garrett Biblical Institute in Evanston IL

    1898-01  Evanston Wheadon (beginning 11/1898)

1901                transfer to Montana Conference

1902                transfer to Montana Conference

1902-04           Great Falls First

1904                transfer to North Nebraska Conference

1904-07           Omaha Trinity

1907                transfer to Indiana Conference

1907-08           Bedford

1908                withdrew

1908-11           First Congregational Church of Binghamton NY (beginning 9/13/1908)

1911                “transfer” from Congregational Church, page 54

1911-15           assistant, Binghamton Tabernacle

1916-17           on leave

1917                withdrew, page 64

 

Note: J. Randolph Smith reported worked for 5 or 6 years as a lawyer in Iowa before entering the ministry.  He completed his divinity school at Northwestern in Evanston IL and had a reputation as an orator and church builder.

 


 

SMITH, JOSEPH EDMUND

 

Born: 9-1-1830                                                            married: Carolene R. _____

Died: 12-6-1910  Washington DC                              obit: Wilmington Conference 1876, 43

 

1857    admitted on trial, Philadelphia Conference

 

Interment: Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington DC

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1911, 82

 

1857-58           ? circuit

1858-60           Kent Island MD

1860-61           Hampton DE

1861-62           Tilton MD

1862-64           Chestertown MD

1864-67           Philadelphia Fifth Street

1867-71           Philadelphia Twelfth Street

1871-74           Lancaster First

1874                transfer to Wilmington Conference

1874-77           Wilmington Grace

1877                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1877-80           Wilkes-Barre First

1880-83           Scranton Elm Park

1883                transfer to West Virginia Conference

1883-86           Wheeling Fourth Street

1886                transfer to Genesee Conference

1886-87           Buffalo Plymouth

1887                transfer to Minnesota Conference

1887-90           St. Paul Central Park

1890                transfer to New Jersey Conference

1890-95           Trenton State Street

1895                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1895-01           Baltimore Mount Vernon Place

1901-07           Washington DC Grace

1907-10           secretary, American Society of Religious Education

 

Note: Joseph E. Smith is the father of the Reverends Frederick William Smith and Herbert Scott Smith [who presided at the 1915 wedding of President Woodrow Wilson and Edith Galt], both of the Episcopal Church.  One source gives the maiden surname of Mrs. Smith as Edmundson, but that has not been verified.

 


 

SMITH, JOSEPH HENRY

 

Born: 8-1-1886  Smallthorne, England                       married: Mary Elizabeth Albertson

Died: 3-27-1968  Binghamton NY                             obit: Wyoming Conference 1948, 1025

                                                                                    married2: Honor Elizabeth Mulford

1913    admitted on trial                                             obit2: Wyoming Conference 1995,323

1917    ordained deacon

1919    ordained elder

 

Interment: Chenango Valley Cemetery, Binghamton NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1968, 253

 

1913-17           student, Drew Theological Seminary

                            1913-17  Heart Lake

1917-18           Heart Lake

1918-21           Bethany

1921-24           Waymart

1924-29           Moscow

1929-30           Peckville

1930-37           Binghamton Centenary

1937-41           superintendent, Oneonta District

1941-43           superintendent, Binghamton District

1943-59           Binghamton Chenango Street

1959                retired

 


 

SMITH, LYSANDER

 

Born: 1878                                                                  married: Rozetta Matteson

Died: 1951                                                                  obit: [1879 – 1962]

 

1914    admitted on trial

?          ordained deacon

1918    ordained elder

 

Interment: Chenango Valley Cemetery, Binghamton NY

Obit:

 

1914-15           Slaterville

1915-18           Castle Creek

1918-19           Lisle

1919-20           Spencer

1920                withdrew, page 35

 

Note: Lysander Smith, in 1915, is described as “a former Binghamton newspaper man.”


 

SMITH, MELVILLE COX

 

Born: 8-14-1835  Waymart PA                                   married: Ellem Salome Reed

Died: 4-25-1907  Pasedena CA                                  obit: Central Illinois Conference 1901, 78

 

1860    admitted on trial, Rock River Conference

1862    ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

 

Interment:

Obit: Central Illinois Conference 1907, 76

 

1858-59           Newport

                        [23 years in the Rock River Conference]

1862-63           Paw Paw

1863-64           Freedom

1883-84           Charter Oak

1884                transfer to Central Illinois Conference

1886                retired

 

Note: Melville C. Smith is the son of Erastus Smith and the father of two deaconesses: Lois and Edith.  Named for the noted missionary Melville Cox, he served in the Wyoming Conference as a local preacher before entering the ordained ministry. 

 


 

SMITH, RALPH EDGAR

 

Born: 8-10-1930  Galveston TX                                 married: Bondelyn Hope Spencer

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1955    license, North Texas Conference

1958    admitted on trial, North Texas Conference

1958    ordained deacon, North Texas Conference

1972    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1971                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference (see 1971, 38)

1971-73           Bainbridge

1973-75           Pittston First (ending 6/3/1975)

1975                transfer to Southwest Texas Conference (see 1976, 139)

 

Note: As of 2014 Ralph E. Smith is a retired member of the Southwest Texas Conference.


 

SMITH, RUSSELL DENNY

 

Born: 12-23-1936  Salem NY                                     married: Joyce Lucille Raudenbush

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1960    admitted on trial

1961    ordained deacon

1962    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1960-62           Pleasant Mount

1962-69           Peckville

1969                transfer to Troy Conference

 


 

SMITH, WELCOME

 

Born: 5-12-1825  Brooklyn PA                                  married: Teressa A. Sutton

Died:                                                                           obit: [5/27/1817 – 12/18/1863]

                                                                                    married2: Hannah Vandervoort [1863]

1856    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference        obit2:

1858    ordained elder

1876    admitted on trial, Central New York Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1855-56           Flemingville

1856-57           Van Ettenville

1857-58           Caroline Center

1858-60           Barton

1860-62           Vestal

1862-63           Sanford

1863                expelled, page 8

                       

1874                “transfer” to Central New York Conference

1874-79           Onondaga Indian Mission

1879                moved west, page 51

                       

                        transfer” to West Nebraska Mission

1884-85           Stockville

                       

1895                moved to Redondo CA

 

Note: No specifications, or even indications that there was any discussion, are given for the 1863 expulsion.  While Welcome Smith was admitted on trial in the Central New York Conference in 1876, he is not considered to have been a member and is counted as a local preacher.  In Redondo, Welcome Smith owned a contracting business and served as a justice of the peace.  The first Mrs. Smith, whose name is also given as Theresa, is reportedly buried in the old cemetery in Brooklyn PA.


 

SMITH, WESLEY WOOD

                                  

Born: 9-15-1860  New Jersey                                     married: Lucia Maria Dewey [5/21/1884]
Died: 5-5-1920  Bakersfield VT                                 obit: [9/16/1860 – 11/20/1942]

 

1883    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1885    ordained deacon

1887    ordained elder

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

1883-84           Plainsville

1884-86           Pleasant Valley

1886-89           Skinner’s Eddy

1889-93           Candor

1893-94           Taylorville

1894                “transferred” to the Congregational Church [1894, 34]

1894-?             Portland CT First

?-03                 Gildersleve CT

1903-               Staffordville CT

                        Weybridge VT

 

Note:  Wesley W. Smith is the son of Young C. Smith.  His service record in the Congregational Church has not been accurately determined.

 


 

SMITH, WILLIAM     

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1853    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1853-54           Lackawaxen

1854-55           Lehman

1855                no longer listed

 


 

SMITH, WILLIAM HERD

 

Born: 3-21-1904  Philadelphia PA                              married: Margaret Kirkpatrick

Died: 9-12-1978                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1978, 237

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1979, 258

 

1950-51           Enon Valley Bible Presbyterian Church

1951-60           living in Bushkill PA

1960-76           Maplewood, Northeastern Conference (EV) EUB*

1970                transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

1970-76           Maplewood

1976                retired

                             1976-78  Maplewood

 

* The East Pennsylvania Conference (EV) of the EUB church merged into the Eastern Conference EUB in 1963 and became the Eastern Conference UM in 1968 before the new Pennsylvania UM Conferences were formed in 1970.

 

Note: William H. Smith served as a local pastor in the EUB and United Methodist Church. 



 

SMITH, WILLIAM MARTIN

 

Born: 1929                                                                  married: Patricia Pomeroy

Died: 8-2-2011  Whitewater WI                                 obit:

 

?          admitted on trial

?          ordained deacon

1954    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1951-54           student, Drew Theological Seminary

    1952-54  Hornbeck – Ghent

1954-55           Hornbeck – Ghent

1955-57           Vestal Center

1957-60           student, Union Theological Seminary

                            1957-60 Hasbrouck Heights NJ

1960-63           student, Temple University at Philadelphia PA

1963-65           faculty, Marietta College at Marietta OH

1965                transfer to Ohio Conference

1965-94           faculty, Marietta College

1994                retired

 


 

SMITH, YOUNG C.

                                  

Born: 2-14-1820  New Berlin NY                              married: Mary Elizabeth Wood
Died: 10-19-1902  Carbondale PA                             obit: Wyoming Conference 1891, 82

 

1852    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1854    ordained local elder

 

Interment: Forty Fort Cemetery, Forty Fort PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1903, 103

 

1848-49           faculty, Deerfield Academy in Knoxville PA

1849-62           faculty, Wyoming Seminary

                            1859-60  Kingston

1862-63           president, Wyoming Seminary

1863-64           Carverton

1864-67           Wilkes-Barre Franklin Street

1867-70           Pittston

1870-72           Carbondale

1872-77           on leave

1877-78           Thompson

1878-79           Oneonta

1879-83           superintendent, Owego District

1883-86           Wyoming

1886-88           Parsons

1888-89           agent, Preachers’ Aid Society

1889-91           on leave

1891                retired

 

Note:  Young C. Smith is the father of Wesley W. Smith.  A brief biography of Young C. Smith appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 247.

 


 

SMYTH, WINFIELD SCOTT

 

Born: 10-22-1838  Franklin PA                                  married: Lavina Espy Line [1864]

Died: 8-5-1908  South Haven MI                               obit: [10/5/1839 – 4/3/1925]

 

1864    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference; recommended by Kingston

1866    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago IL

Obit:

 

1863-64           principal, Wyoming Commercial College

1864-67           faculty, Wyoming Seminary

1869-70           principal, Cazenovia Seminary

1870                transfer to Central New York Conference

1870-78           principal, Cazenovia Seminary

1878-80           book industry

1881-82           manager, Ginn & Company educational published in Chicago IL

1882                withdrew

1882-93           vice-president, D.C. Heath & Company educational publishers in Chicago IL

1893                retired

 

Note: Winfield Scott Smyth received a PhD from Syracuse University in 1876.  He was an 1863 graduate of Wesleyan University in Middleton CT and a trustee there 1871-82.


 

SNEDAKER, ANNETTE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2009    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2009-10           Flemingville

2010                charter member Upper New York Conference

 

Note: Annette Snedaker served as a local preacher.

 


 

SNEDAKER, LYNN ELMO

 

Born: 6-13-1919  Endicott NY                                   married: Marietta Howard

Died: 12-7-1999                                                          obit:

 

1978    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Vestal NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2000, 317

 

1969-74           Litchfield

1974-78           Berkshire

1978-79           associate, Endicott First

1979-81           Unadilla

1981                Hawley (ending 11/1/1981)

1981-82           on leave (beginning 11/1/1981)

    1981-82  Halsey Valley

1982-83           Westover

1983-87           Tioga Center

1987                retired

    1987-92  West Chenango

    1992-95  Westover (beginning 10/1/1992)

                            1999        Lounsberry (2/1/1999 – 12/7/1999)

 

Note: L. Elmo Snedaker work for IBM for 30+ years before entering the ministry.


 

SNELL, ELIJAH

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1876    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: The 1876 journal, page 12, reports that Elijah Snell of the Wesleyan Methodist Church was recognized as an elder in the Methodist Episcopal Church.  That same journal, page 46, lists him as a local preacher living in Little Meadows PA.  He apparently never served under appointment.


 

SNOWDEN, SAMUEL GUY

 

Born: 9-29-1868  Baltimore MD                                married:

Died: 5-4-1920  Trenton NJ                                        obit:

 

1893    admitted on trial

1894    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore MD

Obit:

 

1893-95           Port Crane

1895-97           Westford

1897-99           Moscow

1899-01           Nichols

1901-03           Great Bend

1903                withdrew to join the Presbyterian ministry

1903-07           Conemaugh PA

1907-12           ?

1912-1920       Trenton NJ Princeton Avenue

 

Note: Samuel G. Snowden graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1890 and from Drew Theological Seminary in 1893.  It appears that he never married.


 

SNYDER, AUGUSTUS H.

 

Born: 7-5-1850  Pitman PA                                        married: Pauline Madara

Died: 4-10-1917  Allentown PA                                obit: Wyoming Conference 1914, 117

 

1884    admitted on trial, Evangelical Association

ordained deacon

ordained elder

 

Interment: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1917, 123

 

Fleetwood

Tamaqua

Lansford

Schuylkill Haven

Wilkes-Barre

1906-07           Allentown Seibert

1907                no longer listed

1908                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1908-14           secretary, Luzerne County Sunday School Association

1914-17           Plainsville


 

SNYDER, BARBARA J. (BOUTON)

 

Born:                                                                           married: Frederick Snyder

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1993    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1993    ordained deacon

1996    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1993-98           Forest City

1998-01           Pittston

2001-08           Carbondale

2008-10           Waverly PA

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Barbara J. Bouton Snyder is the daughter of David W. Bouton, granddaughter of Leon W. Bouton, and great-granddaughter of Webster M. Bouton.


 

SNYDER, HENRY L.

 

Born: 5-21-1872  Girdland PA                                   married: Elizabeth Swartz

Died: 9-18-1939                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1957, 568

 

1922    admitted on trial

?          ordained deacon

1926    ordained elder

 

Interment: Forest Hills Cemetery, Scranton PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1940, 818

 

                        Decatur

                        Masonville

                        Chenango Forks

1922-23           Wells Bridge

1923-24           Lanesboro

1924-26           Newton

1926-28           Sidney Center

1928-32           Gouldsboro

1932-33           New Milford

1933-34           Hop Bottom – Brooklyn

1934-35           Thompson

1935                retired


 

SNYDER, IVAN LOTT

 

Born: 6-22-1875  Wilkes-Barre PA                            married: Lida A. McRill
Died: 7-13-1955                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1946, 458

                                                                                    married2: Margaret Sutton Reed

1895    license, recommended by Wilkes Barre          obit2:

1903    admitted on trial, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1904    ordained deacon, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1905    ordained elder, Central Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Wyoming Cemetery, Wyoming PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1956, 254

                       

1895-99           student, Wyoming Seminary

                             1897-99  Larksville

1900-03           student, Drew University in Madison NJ

                             1901-03  supply in Newark Conference

1903-05           Lewisberry-Lisburn

1905-06           Marysville

1906-08           Clearville

1908-10           Vira

1910-11           Rouzerville

1911                transfer to West Wisconsin Conference

1911-13           Hixton

1913                Montfort

1913                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1913-14           Rush

1914-17           Carverton

1917-19           Rendham-Old Forge

1919-20           Old Forge

1920-21           Hawley

1921-26           New Milford

1926-29           Waymart

1929-31           Throop

1931-36           Luzerne

1936-38           West Nanticoke

1938-39           Apalachin-Little Meadows

1939-42           Gouldsboro

1942-43           Gibson

1943                retired

 

Note: Some biographical information on Ivan L. Snyder appears in the Ministerial Qualifications Book of the Central Pennsylvania Conference, page 42.  The maiden name of the first Mrs. Snyder is also given as MacRill and McKrill.  Her father is an uncle to Franklin P. Doty and her mother is the daughter of Oliver G. Lewis and a first cousin of Joshua S. Lewis.


 

SNYDER, JOHN M.

 

Born: 4-26-1807                                                          married: Sabra A. _____

Died: 2-2-1875  Lanark IL                                         obit: [4/26/1817 – 1/11/1902]

 

1827    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Lanark City Cemetery, Lanark IL

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1875, 41

 

1829                charter member of Oneida Conference

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-56           located

1856-57           Waverly and Factoryville

1857-59           Wilkes-Barre

1859-61           North Danby

1861-62           Carbondale

1862                located



 

SNYDER, MARGARET E.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Thomas J. Snyder

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1991    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1996    ordained deacon

2000    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1991-95           Mehoopany (beginning 1/1/1991)

1995-01           Scranton Myrtle Street

2001-03           Cooperstown

2003-06           Duryea

2006-10           Shavertown

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Margaret E. Snyder is married to Thomas J. Snyder.  She is commonly known as Lynn Snyder.

 


 

SNYDER, THOMAS JAMES

 

Born: 5-26-1929  Scott Township PA                        married: Elizabeth A. Rolls

Died:                                                                           obit: Wyoming Conference 1979, 259

                                                                                    married 2: Margaret E. _____

1948    license                                                             obit2:

1969    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1966    ordained deacon

1968    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1948-56           West Nicholson (beginning 4/1948)

1956-57           (not appointed)

1957-66           West Nicholson (ending 12/31/1965)

1966-69           Gibson (beginning 1/1/1966)

1969-76           Scranton Providence

1976-81           Scranton Providence – Court Street

1981-84           Chinchilla (ending 1/15/1984)

1984-85           on leave (beginning 1/15/1984)

1985-86           Nanticoke – West Nanticoke

1986-95           Nanticoke

1995                retired

                            1996-98  Throop (beginning 8/1/1996)

                            1998-01  Throop – Scranton St. Paul’s

                            2002-04  Schenevus

                            2004-05  Loyalville (ending 11/8/2005)

 

Note: Thomas J. Snyder is married to Margaret (Lynn) Snyder.

 


 

SOLLER, JAMES P.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Loretta _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1991    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1991-93           Hale Eddy (beginning 11/1/1991)

1993-94           McClure NY

1994-97           Thompson

1997-01           West Nicholson

2001                retired

    2010  transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 


 

SOURS, STEPHEN B.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Sarah _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2001    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

2004    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2001-04           minister to youth, American Church in Paris

2004-10           student, Duke University

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

SOUTHWORTH, JOSEPH S.

 

Born: 9-7-1840  Edmeston NY                                  married: Mary Ellen. Robinson

Died: 1-12-1917  Norwich NY                                   obit: [6/1846 – 6/24/1939]

 

1874    admitted on trial

1876    ordained deacon

1878    ordained elder

 

Interment: Union Cemetery, Edmeston NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1917, 115

 

1874-76           Laurens

1876-77           Sidney Plains

1877-79           Morris

1879-81           Westford

1881-82           Middlefield

1882-86           on leave

1886-89           Plymouth NY

1889-91           Fly Creek

1891-96           on leave

1896                retired to engage in the mercantile business in Norwich NY

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Joseph S. Southworth appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 405.



 

SOUTHWORTH, REUBEN S.

                                  

Born: 2-?-1818  New Lisbon NY                               married: Jane Turnbel
Died: 12-10-1875  Litchfield PA                               obit: Wyoming Conference 1890, 89

 

1851    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Cazenovia NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1876, 47

 

1851-52           Richmondville

1852-53           Smyrna

1853-55           Bainbridge

1855-57           Warren

1857-58           Deansville

1858-60           Sangerfield

1860-61           Augusta

1861-62           Knox Corners

1862-64           Lowell

1864-66           Schuyler’s Lake

1866-69           Exeter

1869                transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

1869-72           Masonville

1872-74           Schuyler’s Lake

1874-75           Litchfield

 

Note:  Reuben S. Southworth is a brother to William Southworth (1816-1891) of the Free Methodist Church and an uncle to William’s son Charles H. Southworth (1844-?), also of the Free Methodist Church.  The birthdate of Mrs. Southworth, not given in her obituary, is 5/23/1816.  A brief biography of Reuben S. Southworth appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 248.

 


 

SOUTHWORTH, SAMUEL

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

admitted on trial

ordained deacon

ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: Samuel Southworth had a card in the Wyoming Conference files, but there was no other information.


 

SPANGENBERG, BRADFORD BROOKS

 

Born:                                                                           married: Geraldine _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1959    admitted on trial, recommended by Binghamton Boulevard

1960    ordained deacon

1961    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1959-64           student

1965-66           South Sterling

1966-69           faculty, Connecticut College

1969-77           faculty, Temple University

1977-78           on leave

1978                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference (8/1/1978)

1978-82           Unityville

1982-83           Fairiew

1983-86           Farragut – Fairfield

1986-91           Millville

1991-92           on sabbatical

1992-96           Heshbon Park – Eagle

1996-97           West Milton

1997                retired

 


 

SPANGENBERG, HARRY ALAN

 

Born: 6-19-1916  Carbondale PA                               married: Betty Jean Flomsbee

Died: 12-2-1978  Wilkes-Barre PA                            obit:

                                                                                    married2: Gladys Jones

1959    license                                                             obit2:

1961    ordained deacon                                             married3: Dorothy Nichols

1963    ordained elder                                                 obit3:

 

Interment: Canaan Corners Cemetery, Waymart PZA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1979, 260

 

1959-62           Willet

1962-65           Litchfield

1965-68           West Nanticoke

1968-74           Ashley

1974-78           Plymouth

 

Note: Harry A. Spangenberg served as a supply preacher until being admitted to the itinerancy in 1967.

 


 

SPENCER, DAVID SMITH

 

Born: 1-31-1854  Lemon PA                                      married: Mary Ann Pike

Died: 10-31-1929  Pasadena   CA                              obit: Wyoming Conference 1943, 619

 

1882    admitted on trial, Detroit Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1930, 348

 

1883                transfer to Wyoming Conference and appointed missionary to Japan

1883-87           faculty, Philander Smith Biblical Institute in Tokyo

1887-93           principal, Chinzei Gakuin in Nagasaki

1893-00           superintendent, Nagoya District

1900-04           superintendent, Tokyo District

1904-08           USA deputation work for Missionary Board

1908-13           general manager, Methodist Publishing House in Tokyo

1913-20           missionary in charge, Nagoya

1920-21           USA deputation work, Interchurch World Movement

1921-28           missionary in charge, Kumamoto

1928                retired

 

Note: David S. Spencer is nephew to Francis S. Spencer and a brother to John Oakley Spencer and to Alice Spencer Wilcox, wife of William S. Wilcox.  He is the father of missionary to Japan Robert Steward Spencer (1888 – 1953) of the Newark Conference.



 

SPENCER, FRANCIS S.

                                  

Born: 6-22-1820  Springville PA                    married: Katherine King [9/1/1849]
Died: 9-18-1862  Lanesboro PA                     obit: [b. c1832]

 

1848    local preacher’s license, Springville circuit

1852    ordained local deacon

1855    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1858    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lynn Cemetery, Springville PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1863, 8

 

1854-55           Cheholo

1855-57           Sanford

1857-58           Salem

1858-58           Bethany

1859-61           Mount Pleasant

1861-62           Page Brook

1862                Lanesboro

 

Note:  Francis S. Spencer is an uncle to David S. Spencer and John O. Spencer and to Alice Spencer Wilcox, wife of William S. Wilcox.  A brief biography of Francis S. Spencer appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 246.

 


 

SPENCER, JOHN OAKLEY

 

Born: 7-11-1857  Lemon PA                                      married: Almeda Ruth [Rosalie] Cushman

Died: 5-24-1947  Baltimore MD                                obit: [9/11/1859 – 5/14/1900]

                                                                                    married2: Susan Van Pelt

1883    admitted on trial, Colorado Conference         obit2:

 

Interment: Lynn Cemetery, Springville PA

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1947, 203

 

1883                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1884                transfer to Japan Conference

1884-99           faculty, Tokyo Anglo-Japanese College

                        student, Columbia University

                        principal, Hudson River Institute in Claverstock NY

1902-37           president, Morgan College in Baltimore MD

 


Note: J.O. Spencer is a nephew of Francis S. Spencer and a brother to David S. Spencer and to Alice Spencer Wilcox, wife of William S. Wilcox..  He is the author of Student Life in Nippon and co-author of at least one edition of Merrill’s noted Digest of Methodist Law. 


 

SPENCER, SAMUEL W.

                                  

Born: 8-1-1836  Wantage NJ                                      married: Florence A. Sanders
Died: 6-3-1893  Mount Pleasant MI                           obit: Wyoming Conference 1948, 1027

 

1873    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Mount Pleasant MI
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1894, 82

 

1873-74           Broome

1874-75           Lanesboro

1875-77           Hawleyton

1877-79           Sanford

1879-81           on leave

1881-82           Rileyville

1882-83           Canaan

1883-85           Narrowsburg

1885                retired

 

Note:  Samuel W. Spencer is reported to be the son of a Baptist minister Rev. William Spencer (dates undetermined).   A brief biography of Samuel W. Spencer appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 248.



 

SPERING, RICHARD S.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Janice

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2002    license, recommended by East Rush

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2003-04           Newport

                            2003-04 Nanticoke (beginning 12/1/2003)

2004-05           Newport and Nanticoke (ending 9/15/2005)

2005-10           Fairdale (beginning 9/15/2005)

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Richard S. Spering served as a local preacher.

 


 

SPERRY, AARON C.

                                  

Born: 3-24-1821  Alford MA                                     married: Abigail Culver
Died: 8-18-1894  Whitney’s Point NY                       obit: Wyoming Conference 1905, 118

 

1849    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

1853    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lisle Cemetery, Lisle NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1895, 82

 

1849-50           Ames

1850-51           Berkshire

1851-52           Vestal

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-53           Conklin

1853-54           Conklin and Loderville

1854-56           Maine

1856-57           Page Brook

1857-59           Castle Creek

1859-61           Lisle and Whitney’s Point

1861-63           Little Meadows

1863-66           Brooklyn

1866-68           Rome

1868-70           Orwell

1870-73           Harford and South Gibson

1873-74           West Nicholson

1874-75           Osborne Hollow

1875-76           Chenango

1876-78           North Fenton

1878-81           Whitney’s Point

1881-83           Chenango Forks

1883-85           Triangle

1885-87           Willet

1887-89           Oakland

1889                retired

 

Note:  Aaron C. Sperry is reported to be a cousin to Lyman Sperry.  A brief biography of Aaron C. Sperry appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 249.

 


 

SPERRY, LYMAN

                                  

Born: 12-15-1808  Alford MA                                   married: Amanda K. Robertson
Died: 5-18-1892  Unadilla NY                                   obit: Wyoming Conference 1891, 81

 

1828    exhorter’s license

1829    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

1832    ordained deacon

1834    ordained elder

 

Interment: Unadilla NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1893, 86

 

1829-30           Sharon

1830-32           Chenango

1832-34           Cherry Valley

1834-36           Springfield

1836-38           Oxford

1838-40           Norwich

1840-42           Sauquoit

1842-44           Oxford

1844-45           agent, Wesleyan University

1845-46           Cazenovia

1846-50           superintendent, Otsego District

1850-54           superintendent, Oneida District

1854-56           Unadilla

1856-57           on leave

1857-58           Unadilla mission

1858-60           on leave

1860-61           Mount Upton

1861-63           on leave

1863-65           Bainbridge

1865-66           Sidney

1866-67           Bainbridge

1867-68           Sherburne

1868-69           Guilford

1869                transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

1869-71           Guilford

1871-73           on leave

1873                retired

 

Note:  Lyman Sperry is reported to be a cousin to Aaron C. Sperry.  A brief biography of Lyman Sperry appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 250.



 

SPRAGUE, LEVI L.

 

Born: 12-23-1844  Beekman NY                                married: Jennie E. Russell

Died: 3-6-1936                                                            obit: Wyoming Conference 1922, 127

 

1874    admitted on trial

1876    ordained deacon

1878    ordained elder

 

Interment: Forty Fort Cemetery, Forty Fort PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1936, 851

 

1868-82           faculty, Wyoming Seminary

1882-36           president, Wyoming Seminary

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Levi L. Sprague appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 405.

 


 

SPROULE, JOSEPH   

 

Born: 5-28-1896  County Tyrone, Northern Ireland              married: [never married]

Died: 1-21-1969  Easton PA                                                  obit:

 

1924    license, Philadelphia Conference

 

Interment: Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1969, 251

 

1924-27           Collingdale

1927-29           Malvern

                        transfer” to Wyoming Conference

1956-61           Lanesboro

1961                retired

 

Note: Joseph Sproule is an uncle to Rev. Thomas Sproule of the Presbyterian Church and served as a local preacher in both the Philadelphia and Wyoming Conferences.  He never married, and the Sproule females buried with him are his mother and his sister.  He apparently was affiliated with the Methodist Church in Dallas PA in the early 1950’s, although there is no records of him as a pastor, supply, or local preacher there.

 


 

STACKHOUSE, RICHARD W.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Cathy ­­­­­

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2003    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2003-05           Hornbrook and Union Corners

2005-10           Hartwick

 

Note: Richard W. Stackhouse served as a local preacher.

 


 

STALL, ROBERT A.

 

Born: 1-4-1899  Cottekill NY                                     married: Wilhelmina Uthe

Died: 12-29-1967                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1966, 262

 

1945    ordained local deacon

1947    ordained local elder

 

Interment: Grove Cemetery, Coeymans NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1968, 254

 

1944-46           Greene

1946-52           Hawleyton

1952-59           New Milford

1959-64           Bethany

1964                retired to Johnson City NY

 

Note: Robert A. Stall retired to Johnson City NY.  Mrs. Stall had been the widow of a Mr. Grover C.. Gedney.


 

STANG, WILLIAM HENRY

 

Born: 12-20-1851  Russell Hill PA                             married: Mabel Allen

Died: 9-1-1934  Shavertown PA                                obit: Wyoming Conference 1940, 825

 

1883    ordained local deacon

1884    admitted on trial

1884    ordained deacon

1888    ordained elder

 

Interment: Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1935, 636

 

1883-85           Randolph

1885-86           Thompson

1886-88           Exeter and Schuyler's Lake

1888-93           Auburn

1893-98           Skinner's Eddy

1898-01           Little Meadows

1901-03           Spencer

1903-08           Shavertown

1908-12           Camptown

1912-16           Falls

1916                retired

                             1917-19  Springville

                             1919-21  Centermoreland

 

Note: A biographical sketch of William H. Stang appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 406.



 

STANLEY, HENRY     

 

Born: 1826                                                                  married: Emeline Simpson

Died: 4-23-1898                                                          obit: [4/29/1830 – 4/6/1920]

 

1857    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1859    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Old Daleville Cemetery, Daleville PA

Obit:

 

1857-58           Springville

1858-59           Dundaff

1859-60           Moscow

1860-61           Ararat

1861-62           Paupack

1862                located

 

Note: Henry Stanley moved to Turnersville, 3 miles south of Moscow, in 1868 and is reported to have preached there every other week (when the itinerate was elsewhere on the charge) for almost 30 years.



 

STANLEY, NANCY J.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2006    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2006-09           Santiaria Springs and Port Crane

2009-10           Sanitaria Springs

2010                charter member Upper New York Conference

 

Note: Susan J, Stanley served as a local preacher.



 

STANTON, WILLIAM HENRY III

 

Born: 3-9-1936  Binghamton NY                               married: Betty Anne Foote

Died: 10-22-2000                                                        obit:

 

1960    admitted on trial

ordained deacon

ordained elder

 

Interment: Chenango Valley Cemetery, Binghamton NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2001, 202

 

                        assistant, Endwell

                        Harford and Harford Mills

1960-62           student, Wesley Theological Seminary

                             1960-62  youth pastor, Kensington MD

1962-63           New Milford

1963-65           student, University of Southern California

1965-68           Berkshire

1968-70           Athens

1970-71           Binghamton High Street

1971-72           sabbatical leave

1972-78           Vestal

1978                retired

 


 

STAPLES, GIRARD L.

 

Born: 1840                                                                  married:

Died: 4-26-1866                                                          obit:

 

1855    ordained local deacon

1855    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Delaware Water Gap Cemetery, Delaware Water Gap PA

Obit:

 

 

1855-56           Lehigh

1856-57           Rome

1858                no longer listed

 

Note: Girard L. Staples served as a private in Company K of the 6th PA Regiment.  This may be the G.L. Staples who lived in White Haven and was a justice of the peace in 1851 and 1857.


 

STAPLES, JOHN L.

 

Born: 4-1-1814                                                            married: Anna _____

Died: 3-22-1898                                                          obit: [1/3/1811 -11/24/1877]

 

1855    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Stroudsburg Cemetery, Stroudsburg PA

Obit:

 

1855-56           Brooklyn

1858-59           Stoddartsville and Port Jenkins

                        chaplain, US  Army

 

Note: John L. Staples was a wheelwright who also served as a local preacher and a Civil War chaplain.  Chaplain John L. Staples is described* as “an old-fashioned shouting Methodist from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, whose son John Summerfield Staples (1845-1888) was President Lincoln’s representative recruit.”  Port Jenkins is between Bear Creek and White Haven.

 

*Faith in the Fight: Civil War Chaplains, by John W. Brinsfield, page 25; The Christian Advocate, 2/8/1906, page 11.


 

STEELE, RUSSELL ROLAND

 

Born: 4-26-1901  Mooretown PA                               married: Dorothy Karschner

Died: 10-8-1984                                                          obit:

 

?          local preacher’s license, Free Methodist Church

 

Interment: Maple Grove Cemetery, Pike’s Creek PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

                        Mooretown

1965-82           Outlet Bible Tabernacle (independent)

 

Note: Russell R. Steele supplied Mooretown when it was without a pastor and was honored in 1984 for over 45 years as a local preacher serving as needed in his region of the Wyoming Conference.  He worked for the Wilkes-Barre Transit Company for 42 years.  Mrs. Steele is the daughter of Lloyd W. Karschner.


 

STEELMAN, ISAAC NEWTON

 

Born: 11-16-1859  Georgetown PA                           married: Carrie E. Ball

Died: 1943                                                                  obit: [1869 – 1966]

 

1885    license, Baptist

 

Interment: Fairview Cemetery, Williamstown NY

Obit:

 

1887-88           Providence [Scranton PA] Baptist (1/9/887 – 10/31/1888)

1897                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1897-99           Salem

1899-00           Forest City

1900-01           Gilbertsville

1901                withdrew

 

Note: I. Newton Steelman graduated from Colgate in 1892.  He was one of three brothers, all of whom entered the Baptist ministry – the others being Henry Bolton Steelman (1855 - 1912) and Albert Judson Steelman.


 

STEFFENSEN, LORI J.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Ted Gabriel

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1998    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1998    ordained deacon

2000    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1998-02           Gouldsboro

2002-08           Clarks Green

2008-10           Trucksville

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Lori J. Steffensen is a brother to Rev. Ernest A. Steffensen of the Assembly of God denomination.  Ted Gabriel is a local preacher in the Wyoming Conference.


 

STEPHENS, DANIEL GRIGG

 

Born: 1848                                                                  married: Arthetta Nelson

Died: 8-30-1924  Portland OR                                   obit: [1859 – 2/7/1939]

 

1879    admitted on trial

1881    ordained deacon

1883    ordained elder

 

Interment: River View Cemetery, Portland OR

Obit: Oregon Conference 1924, 80

 

1879-81           Rileyville

1881-84           Stoddardsville

1884-86           Sterling

1886-89           on leave

1889                located

                        transfer” to Oregon Conference

1896-97           Drain

 

Note: Daniel G. Stephens is a brother to Joseph G. Stephens and Simon Stephens – the three of whom came together to America in 1869.


 

STEPHENS, JOSEPH GRIGG

 

Born: 1850  Cornwall, England                                  married:

Died: 12-22-1920                                                        obit:

 

1875    admitted on trial

1877    ordained deacon

1879    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1874-75           Yatesville

1875-76           Carley Brook

1876-77           Thompson

1877-80           Union

1880-83           Herrick Center

1883-86           Clifford

1886-87           Harpursville and Nineveh

1887-88           Westford

1888-89           on leave

1889                located

1891-93           Mace, North-West Indiana Conference

1893                “transfer” to North-West Indiana Conference

1893-94           Mace

1894-97           Crawfordsville

1897                appointed by President McKinley consul at Plymouth, England

1897-19           consul, Plymouth England

 

Note: Joseph G. Stephens is a brother to Daniel G. Stephens and Simon Stephens – the three of whom came together to America in 1869.  He was appointed consul at Plymouth by President McKinley and served with distinction through WWI.  His son John Jolly Stephens served with him as vice-consul.


 

STEPHENS, SIMON

 

Born: 12-26-1852  Cornwall, England                       married: Sylvia C. Bogart

Died: 1-19-1936                                                          obit: [d. 12/14/1930]

 

1877    admitted on trial

1879    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Fishkill NY

Obit: New York Conference 1936, 570

 

1877-78           Rileyville

1878-81           Lackawaxen

1881-83           Coventry

1883-86           Plymouth NY

1886-87           McDonough

1887                transfer to New York Conference

1887-89           Ridgebury

1889-94           Phillipsport

1894-99           Sharon

1899-04           Hillsdale and North Hillsdale

1904-09           Lakeville CT

1909-14           Cold Spring

1914-18           Chatham

1918-28           Beacon Trinity

1928                retired

 

Note: Simon Stephens is a brother to Daniel G. Stephens and Joseph G. Stephens – the three of whom came together to America in 1869.  After locating in 1887, Simon “went West” – but returned after a few months so Mrs. Stephens cold be near her friends.


 

STETTLER, WALLACE FREDERICK

 

Born: 2-25-1921  Philadelphia PA                              married: Sue Brill

Died: 10-21-2010                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1999, 344

 

1942    admitted on trial, Philadelphia Conference

1946    ordained deacon, Philadelphia Conference

1948    ordained elder, Philadelphia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: [biographical files]

 

1942-43           Romansville

1943-45           Philadelphia St. John’s

1945-48           Lima

1948-53           associate, Grmantown First

1953-67           Springfield Covenant

1967-69           president, Wyoming Seminary

1969                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1969-90           president, Wyoming Seminary

1990                retired

 


 

STEVENS, H.P.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1875    ordained local deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

 


 

STEVENS, SAMUEL GREGORY

 

Born: 2-19-1824  Chester NY                                    married: Jane E. Leach

Died: 10-27-1907  Cortland NY                                obit: [3/1824 – 1902]

 

1846    local preacher’s license, New Jersey Conference

1846    admitted on trial, New York Conference

 

Interment: Westminster Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1908, 124

 

1847-48           Marbleton

1848-49           Catskill

1849-50           Deposit

1850-51           Cannonsville

1851-52           Callicoon

1852-54           Liberty NY

1854                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1854-55           Thompson Mission

1855-57           Lanesboro

1857-59           Maine

1859-61           Liberty PA

1861-62           Spencer

1862-64           Flemingville

1864-66           Orwell

1866-67           Tallmansville

1867-76           on leave

1876                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Samuel G. Stevens appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 404.  Mrs. Stevens died in Philadelphia in 1902 and was buried there, hence the burial location for Samuel.



 

STOCUM, DONALD E.

 

Born: 2-18-1906                                                          married: Emily Puckey

Died: 6-8-2000  Raleigh NC                                       obit: Wyoming Conference 1962, 231

                                                                                    married2: Agnes Dunham

1952    license, local preacher                                     obit2: Florida Conference 1991, 517

1960    ordained local deacon

1962    ordained local elder

 

Interment: Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Vestal NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2001, 202

 

1954-57           Binghamton District lay leader

1957-62           Castle Creek and Glen Castle

1962-64           superintendent, Children’s Home of the Wyoming Conference

1964                moved away


 

STODDARD, C.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1861-62           Tallmansville

 

Note: C. Stoddard served as a local preacher. 


 

STONE, GIDEON BARTO

 

Born: 7-21-1861  Pittston PA                                     married: Jennie H. Drake

Died: 9-6-1935  Scranton PA                                     obit: Wyoming Conference 1890, 87

                                                                                    married2: Elizabeth May Keller

1883    exhorter’s license                                            obit2: [1879 – 1945]

1884    local preacher’s license

1888    admitted on trial

1888    ordained deacon

1892    ordained elder

 

Interment: West Pittston Cemetery, West Pittston PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1936, 853

 

1882-85           student, Wyoming Seminary

1885-88           student, Drew Theological Seminary

1888-90           Narrowsburg

1890-93           Falls

1893-95           Masonville

1895-99           Forest City

1899-04           faculty, Grant University at Athens TN

1904-06           Sherburne

1906-09           Moscow

1909                West Nanticoke

1909-19           president, Cookman Insittute at Jacksonville FL

1919-21           Carverton

1921-24           Noxen

1924-27           Old Forge

1927-19           Ariel

1929                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of G. Barto Stone appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 487.

 


 

STONE, SAMUEL MATTISON

                                  

Born: 4-30-1819  Augusta NY                                   married: Lydia Elizabeth Cook
Died: 12-9-1901  Burleigh NJ                                    obit: Wyoming Conference 1911, 110

 

1841    exhorter’s license

1842    local preacher’s license

1847    admitted on trial, Rock River Conference

 

Interment: Fairview Memorial M.E. Cemetery, Cape May Court House NJ
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1902, 98

 

1847-48           Winnebago WI

1848                charter member of Wisconsin Conference

1848-50           Centerville

1850-52           Lowell (did not finish second year)

1852-54           located, returned east

1854-55           Vernon Village NY, Oneida Conference

1855                transfer to Oneida Conference

1855-57           Decatur

1857-58           Laurens

1858-59           Oneonta

1859-60           on leave

1860-62           Vernon Center

1862-64           Westmoreland

1864-67           Warren

1867                retired, moved to Cape May County NJ

                             1869  transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

                                       Hamilton, New Jersey Conference

                                      South River, New Jersey Conference

                                       Asbury, New Jersey Conference

 

Note:  A brief biography of Samuel M. Stone appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 251.

 


 

STONE, THEODORE JOHN

 

Born: 5-14-1896  Waverly PA                                    married: Clara Eckel

Died: 12-13-1985  Laport PA                                     obit: Wyoming Conference 1994, 336

 

1933    admitted on trial

1933    ordained deacon

1934    ordained elder

 

Interment: Spring Hill Cemetery, Spring Hill PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1986, 298

 

1933-35           Sanitaria Springs

1935-39           East Worcester

1939-41           Lanesboro

1941-42           New Berlin

1942-43           Throop – Scranton Bradley Memorial

1943-45           Waymart

1945-49           Nichols-Lounsberry

1949-55           Cooperstown

1955-61           Wyalusing

1961                retired

 


 

STORCK, ARTHUR FAUST

 

Born: 12-24-1910  Brooklyn NY                                married: Eleanor Ficken

Died: 9-19-1990                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 2004, 218

 

1961    license

1963    deacon

1966    elder

 

Interment: [ashes scattered from the air near Tunkhannock PA]

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1991, 336

 

1961-68           Cortez

1968-70           Lakeville

1970-76           Meshoppen

1976                retired                 

 

Note: Arthur Storck served as a local pastor.  He worked in government procurement until retiring from the Tobyhanna Army Depot in 1970, and then in full-time ministry until retiring to Tunkhannock in 1976.

 


 

STRATTON, ROLLAND KIPTON

 

Born:                                                                           married: Anita _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1967    admitted on trial, Ohio West Conference

1970    ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1967-69           Elida Morris Chapel – Zion

1969-70           associate, Columbus Linden

1970-72           student, Methodist School of Theology in Delaware OH

1972-75           student, Emory University

1975-76           faculty, Hartwick College

1976                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1976-78           faculty, Hartwick College

                            1977-78  Sand Hill

1978-80           program coordinator, Binghamton and Oneonta Districts

1980-82           conference program director

1982-85           conference council director

1985-86           on leave

1986-00           Morris

2000-01           sabbatical leave

2001-05           Unadilla

2005                retired

                            2005-07  Unadilla  

    2010        charter member Upper New York Conference

 


 

STURDEVANT, BYRON D.      

 

Born: 1832                                                                  married: Phoebe Minerva Mott

Died:                                                                           obit: [2/13/1842 – 1868]

 

1863    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1866    ordained deacon

1868    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1863-65           faculty, Wyoming Seminary

                            1864-65  Kingston

1865-67           Kingston

1867-69           Scranton Elm Park

1869                located

 


 

SULLIVAN, SANFORD WESLEY

 

Born: 1-16-1926  Springfield Center NY                   married: June R. Miltenberger

Died: 3-28-2006  Rochester NY                                 obit: Wyoming Conference 2002, 218

 

1986    admitted on trial

1986    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2006, 183

 

1985-88           Mehoopany (ending 1/15/1988)

1988                retired

 

Note: Sandy Sullivan entered the ministry following a career of 32 years with the New York Port Authority and a 1985 degree from Colgate Rochester Divinity School.


 

SULLIVAN, THOMAS J.W.

 

Born: 1823                                                                  married: Clarissa Moore [1849]

Died: 8-10-1887                                                          obit: [1825 – 12/1/1903]

 

1856    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1858    ordained deacon

1862    admitted on trial, Central Illinois Conference

1864    ordained elder, Central Illinois Conference

 

Interment: Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport IN

Obit:

 

1856-57           Salem

1857-58           LeRaysville

1858-59           Mehoopany

1859                located (5/1859)

1859                “readmitted” to Kentucky Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church South (9/1859)

1859                transfer to Louisville Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church South (10/1859)

1859-60           Mammoth Cave

                       

1862                “transfer” to Central Illinois Conference

1862-63           Loda

1863-64           LaSalle

1864-65           Knoxville

1865-66           Berwick

1866-67           Odell

1867-68           Sheldon

1869-70           Fairbury circuit

1870-71           Ash Grove and Milford

1871                withdrew

 

Note: Prior to joining the Wyoming Conference, T.J.W. Sullivan lived in Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, [West] Virginia.  He was in retail business there at least from 1846 to 1851 and was married there in 1849.  In 1879 he is listed as the postmaster of Jefferson, Clinton County IN.


 

SUMMERHILL, WILLIAM R.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Patricia ­­_____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1974    admitted on trial, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1974    ordained deacon

1977    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1973-76           student, Wesley Theological Seminary

                            1974-76  Rockville

1976-80           Roxbury

1980-86           chaplain, Quincy Home

1986-00           chaplain, Wyoming Seminary

2000                transfer to Wyoming Conference

2000-09           chaplain Wyoming Seminary

2009-10           president, Ascension Academy in Amarillo TX